cheap lights, cheap setup..

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by systmster, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. systmster

    systmster Guest

    *** Also posted in and
    Sorry for the cross post, I hit send and forgot this newsgroup

    I am looking to get some lights for doing some close up (macro pics),
    nothing extreme just close ups of small objects. Are there some cheap
    lights that I can purchase that are pure white or closer to white then
    standard light bulbs...

    What about the light bulbs called "Pure White" has anyone tried those?

    Does anyone have a link that describes how to setup a cheap light box to
    minimize shadows on objects?

    systmster, Mar 13, 2006
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  2. systmster

    systmster Guest

    Thanks for the reply!
    systmster, Mar 13, 2006
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  3. This isn't a cross post; it's a multi-post. The thread has already begun
    in c.g.a.photoshop. Very good reply by Hunt.One also doesn't need to
    send a thankyou note in usenet, no matter what your Mum told you.
    John McWilliams, Mar 13, 2006
  4. You can do it cheaper. Before I got strobes and a shooting box I used a
    couple battery powered slave flashes....useful lots of places....and a
    frosted shower curtain from the local dollar store. It worked well.
    Gene Palmiter, Mar 13, 2006
  5. systmster

    Jem Raid Guest

    Make a small tent of net curtain material and shine a couple of tungsten
    reflector spotlights onto it, the net diffuses the light very well indeed
    and you can adjust it very easily, into layers or folds.

    Jem Raid, Mar 13, 2006
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