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Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Lights and Some Color

Here is my new and improved light box photo. I found that my little desk lights weren't quite bright enough to show off my subject matter, so I got some clip lights and put in a daylight bulb so that all the colors were as true as could be. I also made sure to white balance my camera before shooting my subject and I added a nice patterned fabric beneath to make it pop.

The angle wasn't quite right when I clipped my lights to the sides of the box, but I didn't have any special light stands to fasten my lights to. To serve as stands, I tried clipping the lights to a couple bookends and it worked perfectly. They were easy to maneuver to get the lighting just right.

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15 comments:

Jen said...

This is great Amy. I'm seriously thinking about copying your effort this weekend.

Steph said...

Great use of the Peacocks! I love'em even more every time I seem them!

Amy Kingman said...

Jen - I can't wait to see!!!

Steph - Thanks! There was a small disaster though, the cord got pulled and the peacocks both flew to the floor breaking their heads off!!!! Noooooooo! But dont worry, I glued them back on with super glue and you cant even tell. One of them lost a bit of hair off the top of his head though that I could never find. *sigh* oh well, this is why we can never have anything nice eh?! :)

Smilax said...

Hi Amy, there's a raffle on my blog, Smilax's rooftop; come up, have a look around and try your luck!

;)

xoxox

hello miss.quito said...

great idea! love that it's sturdy, yet collapsible.
thanks so much for sharing this :)

Ashleigh said...

Thank you so much for the lightbox idea. I totally used it to build mine and will post about it tomorrow. Very cool and best of all...cheap.!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get those lamps? They're perfect!

Amy Kingman said...

I got them at Lowes for about $7 a piece. :)

Roseanna said...

Hi, just made one of these...it turned out great! Thanks or the tutorial, may I link?

Myrtone said...

You mentinod somewhere else that you are blue/yellow colourblind.

Amy Kingman said...

Myrtone, yeah, colors that are desaturated that fall in the purple to blue to green color spectrum are difficult to name as well as pale pink to pale yellow. For example its apparent that the color is either blue, purple, or green but I cant always accurately identify it. It rarely is a problem but I believe it's called tritan colorblindness. http://www.colblindor.com/color-blindness-tests/

Amy Kingman said...

Why do you ask? :)

Myrtone said...

Becasue you didn't mentien it in the blogpost and don't mention it elsewhere in your blog as far as I have found. I found this blog because of a comment elsewhere.

mimo said...

Hi Amy!

I am curious what watt are the lights?

Amy Kingman said...

Mimo, I'm not sure what wattage those particular lights are. If I had to guess I would say 60 watts each, possibly 75. :)