So after much promises made and frequently broken I have finally received a light box through the post to begin improving my images with!! The one I bought is called "Light Room" appears to be a cheap imitation of the Foldio/Foldio 2. I got this by way of eBay and it cost me £15 including postage and I really can't complain!! Below you can see a few different images of it folded out and in use:
As you can see on the sides their is a central disc shape which is the magnets that hold the box together. On the final picture you can see both the LED strip attached to the top edge that is power directly by a micro USB charger. Incredibly handy given all modern phones in the UK charge off these so I have several lying around. Finally in the last picture you can see two "hooks" on the back wall that you can attach to provided back drops too. These back drops are a simple white or black with the white one being attached in the pictures.
Below are a selection of photos I took very quickly. I elevated the models for these pictures but will play around with this as I go on:
One of the main next steps is to utilise a guide that NafNaf from Objective Secured linked to me (thanks again mate!) which uses apps downloadable for your smart phone to help correct balance and the like. I have been reading this a lot and will link it in an article when I discuss using these to improve the photos even more than above already is. When I mentioned software last time the App was all I meant!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the improved photos, I would like to get shots of most units I have under these lighting conditions to put under my page tabs which are in dire need of an update. So hopefully you'll bee seeing some more of them soon. And finally I apologise for taking this long to really up the photo quality on the blog!
Yes!!! Good stuff man. Would also recommend getting an extra led strip if you can as this helps with lighting the mini even more (got two for my foldio and it helps a lot).ReplyDelete
Thanks man! I have been looking for an extra strip to buy but I couldn't resist how cheap this was to begin with. Thanks again for that article link, super helpful!Delete
Dude. That's definitely kicking things up a couple of notches. I'm gonna have to look into getting one of those myself.ReplyDelete
In my next post I'll put a link to the eBay seller for you mate.Delete
I can certainly recommend the camera+ app - it's definitely worth it. No real experience of light boxes though - I have access to something similar at work but haven't ever really bothered given the time it takes to set up and my limited lunchbreaks!ReplyDelete
After hours hobby at work time! Go on Nick...Delete
Very nice -- love how the lighting works on it!ReplyDelete
Thanks jabber! I'm very pleased with how its turned out so far!Delete
That looks really well and glad it worked out for. Looking forward to seeing improved pictures of your lovely models.ReplyDelete
That's a great improvement, as far as lighting is concerned. I have a large box that I have stashed away that I am planning on turning into a DIY lightbox, it will be interesting to see how well the concept scales up; mine has to fit a Fortress of Redemption ;-)ReplyDelete
Hahaha thats a ... little bit bigger than this box :PDelete
Imagine if you had a Warlord Titan..
Don't tempt me :-)Delete