Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pretty Lighting on the Cheap

Found some instructions on how to MacGyver a lightbox out of tissue paper and an old box.
This shot was done in a roughly 12" side cube, with the top and sides cut out, and some plain white tissue paper taped over the holes. The surface the camera is sitting on is a single 12" granite tile from Home Depot (cost $3.99), which provides a nice reflection. A single monolight was shot from the right, and some black and white pieces of craft paper were used to block and reflect the light. In retrospect, the light is a little too unbalanced and could use more fill from the left. Still, for the price you can't really argue with the results.

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