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Little owl
« on: December 01, 2011 01:10:11 AM »

I found some information on the internet on how to make a simple tabletop photo 'studio' (that can be used to photograph small handmade items and such Smiley)
I am not a good photographer but I`d love to have good pictures, without a background. So I am using super cheap recycled materials that I already have in my house, to make one. Curious about if it will work (would be cool Smiley) I`ll make pictures of it as soon as I can.

But I was wondering about some things and hoped that there would be some people here that know more about photostudios/tabletop ones.  Cheesy

The thing that I wonder about most is the white background and sides (all sides are white, except for one open side). The idea is that the white makes the lighting better, lamps can shine through it instead of directly on the item. But I wondered about what kind of material the background should be. Can this just be plain white paper for example, or should it be a special photo background?
What does a real photo back ground do?

I might have an old slide screen somewhere in my house, I could possibly use that as a background as well.
Any insight on what would be good material would be great Smiley

This is an example of one that is made by someone: (this is not my picture, found it on google images)
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011 03:44:45 PM »

I sawinstructions for one that used white tissue paper .
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011 02:58:43 PM »

A good friend of mine built one, as have I, I used tissue paper on the sides and just poster board for my backdrop. The poster board being glossy on one side and flat on the other gives you some options as well.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011 09:20:01 AM »

Thanks to both of you Smiley
I ended up using tissue paper and marker paper, since that is more white then the other papers that I have. Poster paper I did not have, so could not try that.
I think the experiment already worked out a bit, the pictures that I have now are slightly better then the ones that I made before, without the home made table top photo 'thing' Tongue.
I will try poster paper as well at some point, when I find some that I can use. It does sound like a good option.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011 09:39:02 AM »

I also came across a pretty great site that had a piece for something even more simple and gives more room. if you have the space for it might be a good idea. easy to break down and stash behind a desk.

http://manmadediy.com/chris/posts/1093-the-only-five-items-you-need-for-a-home-photo-studio
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011 11:09:48 AM »

That looks very helpful. I have this big A2 sized folder for keeping big drawings and such. I could use that one as a base. The other stuff that they use I have as well, so I think a creative evening is coming up Tongue lol. (its evening here).
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