Built my first lightbox!

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  1. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    I used the tutorial from THIS site, and I think all in all it turned out really well.

    The last two pics are my first lightbox pics. I have a lot to learn about photography, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.

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    PS, I posted this in the Toyark because that's where most of us post our toy pics.


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  2. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    That is awesome, I always wondered how companies got those plain backgrounds
     
  3. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    That's really nice man.. awesome setup

    I can't tell you how many times i've looked at walmart for E3Nine's PVC laundry hamper to duplicate this..

    Thanks for posting the tutorial :thumb 
     
  4. GogDog

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    Oh yeah, and all the materials, minus the lamps and bulbs, cost around $20 I think. Total time was about 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

    Screws at the top are for swapping different colored backgrounds.
     
  5. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Did you cut all the pipes yourself?

    Edit: oops.. yes you did and looks like i'll need to buy some stuff to work with.. cause I don't think I have any saws or squares and whatnot.. Darn you Hamper for eluding me!

    And where did you get your material?.. I don't know much about this stuff.. so that's why I'm asking.. in case it's cheaper in certain stores..
     
  6. GogDog

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    Got everything minus the bedsheet, lamps, and poster board from Lowes, the rest from Walmart. Cut the PVC with a Dremel, but a hacksaw and sandpaper is probably a better choice.
     
  7. GogDog

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    I used a large section of cardboard instead of a square.
     
  8. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Thanks!
     
  9. bhaalistik

    bhaalistik Shockwave's Love-child

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    AWESOME tutorial! Thanks so much for this...gonna get started on mine ASAP! :thumbs2: 
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I have to look for some of those things. That is really cool.

    I have two lamps and four Halo Clix boxes for mine now. I had a sheet but I don't know what happened to it.
     
  11. bigkid24

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    I made a lightbox fairly recently too but I'm using CFLs and I don't think they put off enough light to really penetrate the white sheet I'm using.
     
  12. Gnaw

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    Oooo, pretty. Wish I had a decent camera, and maybe I'd join the picture fun.
     
  13. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Heh, I made mine out of random stuff around the house to make a base/background, then tissue paper as the backdrop. Though I think here soon I'm going to put together a semi-permenant setup for the toy room.
     
  14. periL75

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    Sweet! That looks real nice.
    Thanks for posting that link, I made mine the other day according to his tut & spent a total of $12 on materials:D 
     
  15. tarheels

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    That what I need to build. I always have a flash glare on every picture I take.
     
  16. MegaPrime33

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    This looks pretty good. I should have totally made mine instead of buying one for $40.
     

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