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HOW TO: Make your pics slightly more pro-quality. That is, if you want to.

#1 User is offline   I.K.E. 

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:15 PM

Since this is the Do-It-Yourself section... This is a DIY on one trick for making your PB equipment pictures a bit higher quality.

This is a Soft Box:
Attached File  100_1129.jpg (119.79K)
Number of downloads: 14

You can find them around. What it does is diffuse the light and even it out. Example: When you use a flash on something in a dark room, the light all comes from one direction. If you are in a lit room, you can have multiple light sources and multiple shadows. Using a soft box diffuses the light and spreads it evenly to avoid shadows, giving a clear view of the object to be photographed. This one we got off Amazon for about $25. They come in various sizes and prices. You can get ones larger than this.

This is a picture of my mask using the sun as a light source:
Attached File  100_1126.jpg (76.59K)
Number of downloads: 12

This is still using the Sun as a light source, but in the soft box:
Attached File  100_1132.jpg (97.74K)
Number of downloads: 20
You could do this indoors with dummy lights or any kind of light that is pointed directly at the soft box. Put one on the left and one on the right (Or one from the top) facing in towards the box and take your pics! The one mistake I made was in not turning the box so that the corner was facing my light source (Since I only used one), thus giving me light in two panels. Next time I suppose.

One more, my PGP:
Attached File  100_1136.jpg (52.96K)
Number of downloads: 18

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This post has been edited by I.K.E.: 10 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:51 PM

So, you put the desired item in the box ant tak a picture through the opening? And another question, do they make larger boxes?
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:00 PM

aw some ill have too see where i can get one if i plan on taking pictures. i know you can put black or white cloth down and take pictures on that but the sun has too be right and it isn't as good as that but still nice.

one thing of taking pictures dont take pictures in doors it makes a bad picture.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:15 PM

this is actually REALLY cool. thanks a lot, bro!
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:34 PM

View PostTippySnipa, on Jun 10 2008, 06:51 PM, said:

So, you put the desired item in the box ant tak a picture through the opening? And another question, do they make larger boxes?

Good questions. Yes and Yes.

Actually, taking pics indoors is fine so long as you have sufficient light. IE Using dummy lights (or idiot lights). The soft box makes it easier to use cheaper lamps to light your object.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:09 PM

thats really cool man, thanks for the tip!
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

would it work to make my own soft box out of pvc and white bedsheet?
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:19 PM

The box is to diffuse the light, which give a more even lighting, so it looks smoother.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:27 PM

Gotta try that. I'm always looking for better ways to take cool pictures of any kind.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 07:23 AM

Looking good!
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