Light box ideas

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    So I came across this on our friendly neighbourhood Ikea online store. Do you think this would suffice as a light box?

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    I can put butter paper or white paper on the 3 sides, place it on one side (Top side vertical), so that I can access the interior from the side. Its about 12 inches in every direction, which should suffice shooting mobiles/watches/other small hardware?

    What say guys?

    @dbg @Stuge - Looking for your inputs as well.
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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  3. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    yes ,it should.This is why its DIY ;)
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    seems like the perfect size for your watches too .. add some diffused illumination from the sides and out a smooth piece of paper on the inside.
     
  5. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    This has a strip of LED lighting on the inside. I'll have to see how bright and diffused is the light.

    Then I can accordingly add more lighting from the outside.
     
  6. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    the LED illumination would be at the bottom only.
     
  7. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    that can be on the side if he turns the box side ways ;)
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    precisely
     
  9. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    This can work pretty will albeit for small items.
     
  10. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    £25: is it worth that much money?
     
  11. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    For ease and simplicity, yes. Just got my hands on it. Got two clip on LED lights as well, this kind -

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    Pics coming soon.
     
  12. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    So here are some pics from the setup. This was a hasty put together affair. I still have to put a white backdrop on the walls to keep the reflection.

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    The LED lamps.

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    The spot beam from the LED Lamp. This is a reading lamp, so uniformity can be expected.

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    The LED base lit up. I believe if I open and diffuse it from inside, I might be able to better utilize the lighting. Or for that matter keep it upside down :D Need inputs.


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    3 sides installed. I kept the 4th side open for testing right now.

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    So I mounted the two LED lamps on the sides, firing downward -

    Some test shots - (Lumia 1020, Pro Camera mode, some shots on Auto setting, some with brightness -0.3, ISO = 100 and shutter speed 1/200 )

    WP_20140828_23_13_23_Pro.jpg

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    Please ignore background, just trying to get the light right.

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    This one ^^ came out pretty nice.

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    Trying different shutter speeds.


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    Top lighting diffused thru a canvas sheet, but you can still see the source lighting.

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    Trying different settings.

    Need inputs ASAP!


    This is how the setup looks right now -

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  13. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    nice results , the backdrop would make it look even better.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    interesting results.
     
  15. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Next up - Gotta work on setting up a white and black backdrop to highlight the items being shot further.
     
  16. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I don't like the reflection from the base of the light box.
     
  17. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The LEDs can be switched off.
     
  18. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Still gotta do up the interiors
     
  19. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Some improvements to the interiors -

    WP_20140830_019.jpg

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    Quality of shots have improvement (Taken from Lumia 1020) -

    WP_20140830_02_02_31_Pro.jpg

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  20. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Looking better.
     
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