The light box
I'm an amateur photographer but I love taking random pictures (as seen in the picture above on this page - bait and dirty knife from one of the fishings trips I went to eons ago). When I went to New York a couple of years ago, I came back with almost 900 photos in my 16Gb memory card. But being an amateur, I know lighting is a very important component in photography.
Taking photos of my ceramics pieces, I knew I had to get the lighting right. So I tried with white background using my desk light which was okay. Then the husband told me about light box or tent. It was $90 from Ted's Camera and being a cheapskate, I made my own light box. Following the instructions from this website: How to Make An Inexpensive Light Tent – DIY by Darren Rowse), I spent two hours creating the light box.
Was it worth it? Yes and no. Yes because the photos came out beautifully using the light box. But no because I think I still need to get a proper light tent for my future ceramics projects. Lucky the husband found a cheaper light tent online!
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Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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