Building a Home-Made Light Tent
IntroductionI am Hussein, a 36 year old beginner modeler from Egypt.I was shooting my workpieces in normal daylight on a table and I wasn’t satisfied with the results. I always felt that my models look much better in reality than in my photos. I asked for help in Armorama forums and after gathering all the advice and reading many blogs I decided to do my own light tent and to make my unique design.
The buildI decided to make the sides of the box slanted to an angle towards the center to allow focused light on the subject and give a realistic light from an angle. The top is covered with aluminum foil to reflect the light back from the top and reduce bottom shadows. • Photo 1 shows the design idea on paper: • Photo 2 - cutting the base: • Photo 3 - cutting the back: • Photo 4 - assembly • Photo 5 - the hollow side frames • Photo 6 - the sides after applying transparent material from inside and outside (two layers) • Photo 7 - the top covered with Aluminum foil • Photo 8,9 - the light box after assembly • Photo 10 - adding the lights on the sides using “Daylight” lamps I am satisfied with the results, these are much better than my previous photos; the test shots (photos 11, 12, 13, 14) are here to show the end results. Adjusting my camera to Auto white balance, auto ISO and doing some auto-correction on the photos on PC. I obtained satisfactory results.
ConclusionI would like to thanks everyone who gave me advice and blogs that help me make this light tent. Cheers,Hussein
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