GUN DIY Light Box

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  1. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    Inspiration came from:
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=281524

    Here is what my ghetto rig looks like :mamoru:

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    Please excuse the Dora stuff in the background. We had a party for my daughter this weekend and I've been too lazy to take the decorations down. :o

    Basically, it's just a cardboard box with "windows" cut into the sides. I used plain copy/printer paper as the diffusion material. I taped a sheet of white paper to the back of the box to serve as a backdrop. Two 500 watt halogen work lights are pointed at the windows to illuminate the object within the light box. That's all there is.

    • Experiment with the size and shape of the cardboard box. Many people have also used poster board to form the box . This is supposed to better reflect the light inside.
    • The size and shape of the windows. I just freehanded mine with a dull knife, as you can probably see. :mamoru:
    • The diffusion material. I already had plain paper handy. So, I figured why not? I'm sure there's more professional stuff available.
    • Distance of the lights from the windows. I'm still learning lighting so I'm not sure what affect this has.
    • Direction lights are pointed - angled up, angled down, or straight on. I've seen some people point the lights in opposite directions to create shadows.
     
  2. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    Wrong forum faggot.
     
  3. Keesh

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    Just kidding. Thanks for posting this, I never go on A&P anymore.
     
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    Cover the inside of the box with more white.

    It'll help with the brown on the background.
     
  5. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    I'm too scared to go in OTAP. :noes:
     
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    needs more pics of walls :big grin:
     
  7. Sardaukar

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    I thought about doing that. Just too lazy to do all the cutting and taping. :mamoru:

    I'll try poster board for my next box. :bigthumb:
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    Or just buy one of the tents. They are cheap for a small one to do pistols.
     
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    interested...
     
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    You could hack up one of those collapsible laundry basket things and make one that way too.
     
  14. Soybomb

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    Am I seriously the only one that wants to see what very happy purple cartoon thing in the upper left hand corner here [​IMG]
    is looking over a man taking pictures of guns? :big grin:
     
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    I might have to make one tomorrow. I think I have one light at the moment, I need one more and a big cardboard box.
     
  16. Paul Revere

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    i think a light box will be my spring break project :bigthumb:

    i'd like to make one big enough for my AR15 :o
     
  17. Sardaukar

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    [​IMG]


    :mamoru:
     
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    Fantastic :rofl:
     
  19. Sardaukar

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    That's where this setup comes into play:

    (images taken from AR15.com)

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    The result:
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    ^ interesting...

    i was just thinking of getting some poster board and ghetto-rigging something :dunno:
     
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    So where are the gun pics taken from said light box?
     
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    :roflw: if i had a setup like that i would be whoring pics like no tomorrow
     
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    i know what i'll be doing tomorrow afternoon...
     
  24. Sardaukar

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    The recent ones, yes. :mamoru:
     
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    Aww....Boots, I love that little monkey. Ooh-Ooh AH! AH!
     

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