I recently bought a CF bulb that produces "natural daylight." This is supposed to mean that one gets "true-to-life color." I wondered what that would mean for lightbox studio images. While small desktop lightboxes are fairly easy to build out of a cardboard box, some rice paper and some masking tape, I didn't have all the basics. So, I tried a largish square of wax paper. I focused the desk lamp and lowered it. Then I used the waxed paper to make a seamless background and curved it over and used a clothespin to attach it to the edge of the lampshade in front of the bulb. I used a piece of white paper as a side reflector. This is one of the results. The image was enhanced to imitate some stock images I've seen. I'll have to try it again when I have more time and more gadgets to hold the reflectors. I have to figure out how to avoid the glare on the glass. Here I just kept the worst of it out of the frame.
Departments: Daily life
Posted by Amanda Graham on 19 May 2007; 1:33:36 AM