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Old 07-04-2017, 02:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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This one works well for me - got it on amazon.com:

LimoStudio 16" x 16" Table Top Photo Photography Studio Lighting Light Tent Kit in a Box, AGG349

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I made my own light box out of white cardboard. It seems to work perfectly for my application.

That's what my light box looks like.
Here's a picture of what I can get out of it.
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I have a fold up box from Polaroid that works well. However. like most fold up units it does take time to setup. All the lights and stands fit in pockets that are part of the "kit".....
The one I linked to unfolds and there is one light strip already installed. You just unfold it and plug in the lights to a 5v mini USB.
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These type were popular a few years ago for several members here:

https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Shooti...or+photography

I hope you get something started again. It certainly is telling for those who simply take a picture of a pen versus those who use decent diffused lighting.

I am not a fan of the strip multi dot LEDs though. If diffused it may be OK, but direct multiple LED light on a finely polished finish will cause multiple reflection points, making it difficult see a continuous reflection finish. As an example, look at the current front page pen photo "Chittum Burl Set by firewhatfire" Notice the finish reflection - it is one long reflection. Multiple light points make that difficult to see, and some may like that. For me, a good photo will also show the skill of a fine finish, as does the photo noted.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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It doesn't fold up but I made myself a small lightbox to photograph small items from odd bits I had lying about the workshop, cost me next to nothing to make, seems to work quite well
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Here is the FotoFox light Box I am using the grey back ground.Maybe I tried the White, too bright.
I like the design of that box. Is the streak of light across the middle of the picture the vertex where the bottom meets the back? The pictures are great but I'm not sure I'd like that streak.

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There was a decent one on amazon that was listed as a Prime day deal I was Eyeballing, but I didn't pull the trigger.

I have a whole bunch of 24"x24" .010" polystyrene sheets from a vacu forming project that never launched, so I'm planning on making a box with those. I already use them on the clamp on shop lights with daylight balanced bulbs. One without the poly diffuser for the main light, and one with the poly, just clamped to the rim of the hood, as the fill light. Works pretty good.
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I use a light box just like the one pictured in the OP. I got it from amazon for under $10. It sets up in under a minute and works great.
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