Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Photography Experiment

With all my excitement about the wonderful weather that we received over the weekend,
you'd think I'd have some sort of Spring related post for today,
But I've had this photo saved since last Monday, 
when I took some time out of a rather gray and rainy day to get a little creative.
I found a tutorial for making a light box that looked easy enough and I gave it a try.
All it took to make this was a cardboard box, tissue paper, a piece of poster board, 
packing tape and an exacto knife.
Fortunately, no fingers were sliced off in the making of this light box.
I still need to do a little more work with both the light box and the camera to get exactly what I want.
The apple picture above was taken with only the lamp on the left turned on. 
The pics below were taken with both lamps turned on.
There were a few pictures that may have benefited from an overhead lamp as well.
I also think the white balance was off a bit, so I may have to adjust that next time.
All in all, it was a fun experiment.

Check out more close ups here.


Regina said...

Beutiufl macro.
Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Carletta said...

Your first apple shot is my favorite.
Thank you for sharing all you learned. I should try this.
Nice work!

Mine’s here: Round The Bend.

Anonymous said...

Very good shot of the apple - makes me want to build a lightbox!

alita said...

Ok that is not only crafty, but what a fun idea. I'm gonna have to try that.

I love the apple, but I'm fond of the vase. The black one. Great shot!

Happy Monday Chica.

alita said...

wait it wasn't the vase... it was the egg. I like the egg! Opps, I'm still on my 1st cup of coffee.

Jientje said...

How clever, what a great idea! I love the first apple shot best!

Leslie said...

perhaps we need to make a light box for me when you come. those shots look great.

Jay said...

I keep meaning to try making a lightbox like that! Perhaps when I get my 'hobby room' (eventually!) I'll do it!

Great pictures. I love the very, very soft, almost non-existent shadows on some of those.

Kiki said...

Yay..fantastic light box!! Thanks for sharing that! Fabulous shots..beautiful macros..i love the pretty..I love eveything! Wonderful post!

T.J. said...

Yay yay yay! What an amazing idea! I so am going to check that out and try making my own- you are the bestest for hunting this down, Colleen! Like them all, but hmm, think I'm loving on the apple best.

Maria said...

How clever, what a great idea!
Great post:)

Manang Kim said...

That is very impressive. Now I have to nag my DH to make mine too hehe. If we like to have a black background can we just change the white board to black? By the way great macro shots here.

Macro Monday~ The bud

Tammie Lee said...

Your light box works quite well as your photos look great. Fun to see that one can make it themselves.

Grammie/Mom said...


Evelyn Howard said...

Light boxes are great. Your photos have turned out very well.