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    Building your own Lightbox

    Hi all,

    Was just doing some research on creating your own light box and found this interesting link.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Ine...raphy-Lightbox

    I thought I'd share it around as its very simple and achieves a pretty cool result.

    Cheers.
    Mark Bufi

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    Oh no! qwe already have the definitive article on here written by our own CherylB
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    Ta for that Mark.
    I have occasionally "made up" an even simpler one.
    If the object is fairly small, just support a sheet of A4 paper (bigger isn't stable)
    between some upright surface and a table-top. It forms a natural curve (of some geometric sort)
    and you can light is from the two sides.

    Somewhere in the dim and distant POSTS I have a shot of a small vase taken thus.
    Am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    Oh no! qwe already have the definitive article on here written by our own CherylB
    I am duly obliged to Cheryl for the idea.
    (Seems this is a sort of idea that manifests itself sporadically and independently to such as 'togs
    depending on need.)
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    I do a bit of product stuff here and there for selling stuff on ebay and for work's ecommerce site.

    At home I use a roll of paper (It's special 2 foot wide hand towel rolling from a local paper supplier. They use it for disposable bed sheets in surgeries and such) which I drape off a music stand.

    For lighting I use the Brocoli box soft box option (a flash shot into a brocoli box with a white scrim over the front) from both sides.

    While at work I have a proper light tent available, I still get better results from the brocoli box option ...
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    What Cheryl made looks great.
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    People taking the time out to give me CC is always very much appreciated

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    I have also made several lightboxes of various sizes. As well as muslin and tissue paper you can also use baking paper which I found works quite well.
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    The baking paper I tried once tended to leave a slight yellow cast.

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