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Projet 365: Days 15 through 17

On Saturday, I did a little DIY project and made myself a light box (or "macro studio" as the author of the instructions I followed calls it). Of course, since then I've played around with it a bit. I've also decided to play around with the settings on my camera, in a more organized way than I've done before. I'm going through the camera manual and figuring out how to do all the nifty things my camera will do. Today, I played with the aperture.

Day 15: DIY Light Box

Day 15 - Light Box

BTW, I did mine on the cheap. Everything I used was scrounged from around the house. So, total cost? $0.00. Whoo ya!

Day 16: Light Box Candle

Day 16 - Light Box Candle

This is my favorite of the photos I took on Sunday using my new light box. Admittedly, I didn't take too terribly many (as I was on my way to a Doctor Who mini-marathon). Still, I like this shot. I'm discovering that my little Ott-Lite is nowhere near a sufficient amount of light, so I'm relying on sunlight for now (which limits the times I can use the box). I might play around with artificial light at some point in the future, if I decide that I really dig light box photography. Or, I might get bored and chuck the whole thing in the trash. :D

Day 17: Queen Stands Alone

Day 17 - Queen Stands Alone

I set up this shot with a few of the pieces from Connor's replica Lewis chess set. Then, I played with the manual aperture setting on the camera. This shot was taken at f/4 (the smallest aperture setting on my camera), and I love how only the queen is in focus. Compare this with the shot behind the cut, which was taken at the other extreme - f/22 - allowing all the elements of the photo to be in clear focus. I think I'll have fun with this trick in the future.

Queen Stands Alone 2

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angelamermaid
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
You can build your own light boxes? COOL!

And nice lighting on those photos!
here_be_dragons
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

The lightbox was really easy to make, too. Plus, it's always fun to have a successful DIY project. :D
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