I thought it might be a good idea for some of the regular photo contributors to post little cookbooks detailing their equipment and methods to help other folks who are just getting started. I'll even go first! Post your profile to this thread, and please direct questions and commentary to the regular shutterbug forum. Thanks much!Lightbox:
30" tall, 15" deep, 22" wide
Homemade. Back, top and floor are made of foam core
Sides are made of light, reflective cloth.
Top has a large hole cut in it, covered in cloth.
An additional piece of foam core is taped to the back wall for the top light to clip to.
[thumb small=http://www.shmax.com/img/misc/small/lightbox_shmax.jpg large=http://www.shmax.com/img/misc/large/lightbox_shmax.jpg group=shmax_equipment:2dhbulth]The box. Made from blood, sweat, and foam core. The foam core was on sale.[/thumb:2dhbulth]Lights:
1 x 200W GE "Reveal" bulb (top)
1 x 150W GE "Reveal" bulb (left)
1 x 60W GE "Reveal" bulb (right)Camera:
HP Photosmart R927
[thumb small=http://www.shmax.com/img/misc/small/ZYFRONT-SM.JPG large=http://www.shmax.com/img/misc/large/ZYFRONT-MD.JPG group=shmax_equipment:2dhbulth]Only the truly skillful can produce digital photographs without a digital camea.[/thumb:2dhbulth]Tripod:Targus Digital Grypton Tripod TG-GP3010
[thumb small=http://www.shmax.com/img/misc/small/tripod.jpg large=http://www.shmax.com/img/misc/large/tripod.jpg group=shmax_equipment:2dhbulth]Try pod. Shoot good.[/thumb:2dhbulth]Camera Settings
Shooting Mode: Auto
Exposure Comp.: +0.7
Adaptive Lighting: Low
Image Quality: Normal
White Balanace: Tungsten
ISO Speed: 100
Contrast: HighPost-Processing Steps (Photoshop)
Slight Contrast/Levels Increase (see tutorial page for explanation of levels
And here are a few photos taken with this equipment and these settings:
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