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I have been struggling to take decent pictures of my work, and pulling the grain out has been a challenge.
I saw a photo light box at a clients yesterday and had him give me the 2 buck tour on how he uses it.
He had spent about $150 on his, it was nice but a little to spendy for me…

So off to the Dollar store for 6 sheets of poster board, 2 rolls of white duct tape and a pack of 100 watt bulbs approx. $11 Then off to Home depot for a couple clip on work lights $34 but I can also use them in the shop.

Its about 30×30 and 20 high

About 1.5 hours and some messing around and it seems to work.

First picture is un-edited and from my iphone… looks not bad, but im looking for any Lumberjockers who have some tips to make them better would be very much appreciated.

Cheers

Thomas

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Mike
I do have a real camera LOL, Its an Olympus 510 but I just cant seem to take better pictures with it… that's why I built the box, hoping it would help.
But I just followed your link and did some reading, and I believe it may have answered a few of my issues.

Thanks for the input Mike
Cheers
Thomas
 

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Mike
I do have a real camera LOL, Its an Olympus 510 but I just cant seem to take better pictures with it… that s why I built the box, hoping it would help.
But I just followed your link and did some reading, and I believe it may have answered a few of my issues.

Thanks for the input Mike
Cheers
Thomas

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Thanks. Good luck. I like to see pictures. :)
 

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Be sure to set your white balance for the lights you are using, it makes a big difference (your first photo looks like the WB is ok).

You might also pick up a collection of other color backgrounds. Different colors can really make your objects pop out or otherwise highlight some color detail. A good source is lengths of fabric that you can lay down in a gentle curve like you did with your poster board.

Good work!
 
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