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Light Box - a cost effective option
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
Hi there,
I've been struggling with taking photos, and after toying with buying a new camera, lights and a light box, or building my own after watchin' numerous you tube videos, this is what I came up with. (ps this is also a flickr link test, so bear with me)
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I stumbled on a large clear plastic storage container, and combined with 3 sheets of A2 tracing paper (top and sides) and white backing card I was in action.
So armed with my smart phone camera and my existing desk lamp this is the sort of result I got which I'm more than happy with.
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All up $29 NZD.
Hope this helps someone else.

Cheers.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
That's not bad.
I built mine using pvc pipe and some thin white fabric, so I can break it down for easy storage.
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 11:10 AM UTC

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That's not bad.
I built mine using pvc pipe and some thin white fabric, so I can break it down for easy storage.



Hi Iain, yes, the ability to break it down would be a plus.
No sooner did I post this than I found this online, Which is exactly what I was after.
https://www.emax.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9858_9933&products_id=2538

Damn you Interweb!...so anyway I doubled down and brought one.
varanusk
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ARMORAMA
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 02:00 PM UTC
I have two of these, of different sizes, and work great:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cube-Mini-Light-Room-9-Photography-Studio-Lighting-Tent-Kit-Backdrop-Box-Folded/132313060701?hash=item1ece79155d:g:T5gAAOSwdGFY04Y9&autorefresh=true

Have used both the posted above and this one, and this is way better in my opinion (there are models with two rows of leds also)
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC
I have just taken this in the version with 2 rows of LEDs

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PULUZ-Photo-Studio-Light-Box-Photography-Backdrop-Portable-Mini-Lightroom-Tent/352252245616?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621669632377&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 06:03 AM UTC
Here's mine



20mm pvc pipe cut to desired length with some elbows. It all pulls apart so it can go on a shelf, and I just put desk lamps with bright bulbs outside on each side.

The paper sheet goes inside as my base.