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« on: April 05, 2011 09:50:44 AM »

Seeing SevsOnlyGirl's wonderful tiny light box here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371543.0 reminded me that I had made something similar a couple of years back.  And that I should get it out and use it...duh.

Warning: I know nothing about photography, lighting, etc. Suggestions to improve photographs with this thing are very welcome!

I made it with plans to use it to photograph specific projects that can be shoe-box size or better, so we needed one that was big enough but also disappear-able. Unfortunately, I made it to fold up and put into a closet, without thinking that once it was in the closet, I would forget about it after a while (like, the next day). Two years later....

When I dug it out late last night , I saw a couple of panels had tears. While I was repairing, I thought I'd share it, since some Crafty Craftsters live in tight places and want something they can store under the bed (but never ever in a closet).

Here 'tis, folded for storage:

Obviously, it's made from a foam-core science board that I bought at Hobby Lobby plus one piece of foam core left over from something else.  I just cut holes in the side panels and the spare panel and filled it in with interfacing.Sample photos...cassette that was first thing I grabbed, a gourd goose my DD painted when she was 10.

Then I started looking for stuff that ordinarily would be hard to photograph because of the glare, and found the laminated cards from the i-spy bags I'm currently (slowly) making for family and a bespoke Boomwire pendant:

I was playing around with the filmy stuff, but in the end I think I like the background better smooth. What do y'all think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011 05:52:50 PM »

The photos look great and it looks simple enough to put together! I really need to try to make one of these myself. Natural light is hard to come by in Seattle so one of these would really come in handy.

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