Gun photos and lightbox.


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carpenter
July 24, 2007, 03:05 PM
Somewhere I saw specs for taking photos of guns using a lightbox. I tried the search feature but couldn't find anything.

I'm actually looking for the types of lights they used, and what kind of material they were draping over the pvc frame.

thanx

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fletcher
July 24, 2007, 03:09 PM
http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=290712

TX1911fan
July 24, 2007, 03:23 PM
I bought one of these. It works great.

http://cgi.ebay.com/30-PHOTOGRAPHY-LIGHT-TENT-SOFT-BOX-LIGHTING-CUBE-TENT_W0QQitemZ140141172268QQihZ004QQcategoryZ79010QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

SG Merc
July 24, 2007, 06:09 PM
You can use many different materials. The goal is to scatter the light so that it gets through the material, but doesn't reflect harshly off of your guns.

Thin material such as bed sheeting works just fine.

GTSteve03
July 24, 2007, 06:23 PM
I made a light box using 1/2" PVC with T and street elbow connectors. I taped some colored posterboard to the back and draped a cheap white bedsheet over it.

Here's the plans I used with a little modification:

http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent

Total cost about $30 and that's with leftover PVC I'm going to make a brass catcher with.

Monkeyleg
July 24, 2007, 06:45 PM
If you have access to translucent white Plexiglass, try it. It's absolutely the best diffusion material.

Valkman
July 24, 2007, 07:00 PM
I built the light box that SharpByCoop has posted all over. It's white posterboard with a white garbage bag stretched over it. Then 1 1/4" PVC with 3 5" clamp-on lights from Home Depot and 75W Daylight bulbs.

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328550&page=1&pp=20

You may have to register to read that but it's worth it. With the lightbox I use a tripod and the timer on my camera, works great!

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