Tutorial: Easy Lightbox Snapshots With iPad better Than Reflector's Autobot Recon

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  1. Awesomepow

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    This is some proof and guidance on lightbox images with an iPad. You don't actually need a fancy camera. Natural light by a window is often better than a lamp.

    I'm using the giant Target box my Rainmakers were in. I had to cut a hole in the center of the top which cut away about half of the cardboard on top. I also used the Apple Barrel paint that you can find in Walmart (and for great prices ;)  ) to paint the exterior of the box to make it look less like an eyesore and more like a lightbox. What I find better than using a lamp is to move your lightbox by a window in the sunniest time of day, like my Rainmaker pic was. There is better contrast without the lamp or mechanic light source and it is not yellowish.

    Figure A: Lamp image.jpeg

    Figure B: Lamp But Not In Central Light (Better)

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    But problem with that is, the shadow is overwhelming to the image.



    Figure C: Natural Light, Prime Focus

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    Figure D: Natural Light With Adjustments image.jpeg



    Oh, and, I didn't know where to put this, so I believe it goes under Customs.
     
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    I would have thought fan art
     
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    Mods moved it here.
     
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    Diablotron2247 Well-Known Member

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    That or the general discussion board
     
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    It's fine here in Creative General Discussion.

    Btw, have you checked out the Tutorials section on the photography topic?
     
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