Photo lighting help

Serge664's picture

a couple of us had been talking about ways to get better photos of our work on the cheap.

This tutorial for a DIY light tent was posted on makezine.com and I thought some of you might like to see.

DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio

I made something along this line with a sheet clipped to an empty picture frame suspended horizontally for a museum gift shop website, and the pics always turned out very well.

I also used a very similar set up with a pillowcase clipped in a hanging file frame.

Homemade Light Tent

Here's some pics i took for the museum website. There is some photoshop work involved in these, but not much.

TomH's picture

I second that ... his photo

I second that ... his photo is great.

Serge664's picture

thanks, guys! Please

thanks, guys!

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Here's a link to the

Here's a link to the instructions I used to build one about a year ago that has served me well. It was really pretty easy to make and very cheap.

Light Box

Serge664's picture

I like that style too. I

I like that style too.

I tried to convince the museum we should do that, but since the website was new at the time they didnt want to spend the extra $.

So i just "liberated" materials from the other offices.

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence