Customs: Portable Photo Studio Review

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  1. Napjr

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    Wanna improve your pictures? Try the Portable Photo Studio!

    I was able to get a few things from Think Geek (with a few problems since they dont ship to Mexico anymore), and while browsing i saw this

    Portable Photo Studio (or American Recorder´s Photo Studio in a Box, model SIB-075)

    I know there´s quite a few DIY tutorials to make photo boxes, but for $50 i said what the hell!

    And from a randome website, another description and product details:
    I got it today and i gotta say im impressed! Look at the pics, on the package you get:

    • Collapsible photo lightbox, 16 inches cubed
    • Two high-output table-top 35 watt photo lights
    • 6 inch to 7 inch extension mini-tripod
    • Zippered nylon carrier, 9 inches by 4 inches by 8 inches
    • 4 gator clips to hold any kind of background paper
    Just for the photolights and tripod it was more than worth it (compared to options available in my country)

    Installation was extremely easy, the lightbox uncollapses without much trouble and the lights have decent bases to stand up. The tripod is made of sturdy aluminium and very easy to pose

    Now check some test pics i made with Classic Camaro Bumblebee. Basically i took them with just the photolights (and one with the Flash on), macro turned on of course and played a little with the color balance until got some nice pics. Later i corrected the fade and improved the pics

    Of course the photos looks just good without a graphic editor for common people that just want to take nice shots of their stuff

    Finally, take a look at my Devastator (pics coming soon, gotta repaint minor details and clear coat it!), just to get another idea of the size of the lightbox

    I still need to keep practicing, but im very satisfied with it! I fully recommend it for everyone out there. The same company also offers similar kits
     

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  2. Napjr

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    Anyone there?
     
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    Thanks for submitting this review. :)  I'm sure there'll be a lot of folks who will find it handy information. I wanted one, but a much larger one, so that I can have a better range of angles to photograph from: at 16 inches, if I stuck in a Classics combiner in there, I'd not be able to take any overhead shots! hehehe Ive ended up just getting the materials to make my own, it'll be 3' cubed.
     
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    I may get one of these if i ever get the extra money for it
     
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    Thanks for the review! It would be cool to see a pic with a backdrop.
     
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    Cool :D 

    Please share a pic of your setup once done :) 

    I might try with a black tshirt or something :) 
     

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