Friday, October 2, 2009

Lighting up my life

Well, I have not been happy with the quality of my photos and was starting to feel itchy to get some good shots on my blog. I want to update this a lot more often.

I was reading my sister-in-law's blog and she had posted details of a light box she had made to photograph her jewellery (

So I decided to make one for myself and see if it would help with the photography.

Here is the journey so far...

I made the light box out of a plastic container, a cot sheet, a sheet of white paper and 2 clamp lamps.

This helps to light the item without harsh shadows.

Next I played with the camera. I played with shutter speed, aperture, macro and white balance settings.

Here are a couple of shots to show the difference this process has made.

1) is a photo of the card on the kitchen table, no adjustments to the camera

2) with the light box but no changes to the camera

3) my final masterpiece :)

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