07-10-2016, 01:24 PM
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I see several SOTD photos that look like they were shot with a lightbox. Would anyone who uses one care to recommend one, or a good DIY setup?

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 07-10-2016, 01:40 PM
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I have one.

I bought one after using a DIY one for years.

To make one you only need two desk lamps, a cardboard box or a few pieces of stiff card stock, a backdrop, and an old T-shirt or a bit of white fabric to use as a diffuser on each side by your light sources.

The one I bought is great. A bit large. 
It folds flat though which my homemade box did not.


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 07-10-2016, 02:39 PM
  • eengler
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I use a light-box on occasion and its similar to the home constructed one in the video Todd posted. They can be quite crude yet still very effective.

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 07-10-2016, 04:32 PM
  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I prefer natural light, although during winter months, it's dark when I leave for work in the morning and dark when I return, and I'll use a light box. Occasionally I'll use it when I want to add a little variety to my SOTD photos, or when I want a photo of an item to post on B/S/T. Any of the above products will do the job.

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 07-11-2016, 05:26 PM
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Cardboard and a white shower curtain if you want to do a DIY. Look up making a light box and plans will pop up.

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 08-23-2016, 09:44 AM
  • Mer
  • Mr. Mergress
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I've got one similar to this and like it a lot.  Everything packs away nice and compact.


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 11-20-2018, 11:25 AM
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I prefer to fool around with natural light and fast lenses.
Doesn’t work out always, of course.

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 11-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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I have a heavy box full of shaving gear....

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 11-20-2018, 04:03 PM
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I made a light box, but it shows the light reflections easily. Still, accomplishes the vanishing background. 

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 11-20-2018, 05:01 PM
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This is mine.  Real redneck but gets the job done.  It cost me less than $5.00 to build. Bunch of DYIs on the Internet.  Some simple, Some complex.

Hope this helps.

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 11-20-2018, 05:32 PM
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A couple of pics I did tonight.

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 11-25-2018, 06:17 PM
  • Garb
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Some great ideas to make great photos  without the mecked up background

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 11-25-2018, 07:17 PM
  • PJO
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I didn’t want the clutter of a light box but really, really wanted to try the seamless background.
So I made this wall rack from a wooden dowel:

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And then got a yard of non-glossy cloth (muslin works but there are other options) and laid it over the rack. The length/weight of the overhang was sufficient to hold the front in place. Here is the rack with the cloth in place:

[Image: full] 

And here is a shot with the seamless background. I shot it from above just cuz I liked the angle.

[Image: full]


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 11-29-2018, 04:12 AM
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Nicely done. Also love the beagle pics.

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