Photo Lightboxes and Object Photos

So I know that when you’re taking pictures of small objects, you really should use a lightbox to diffuse the light, but I thought it was just fine taking pictures on a large white piece of butcher paper.  I did decide to try it out, though, because I found a box that was already white on the inside, and I grabbed a big piece of watercolor paper because it’s stiff and not prone to creasing.  The box was conveniently sturdy enough to clamp my day-lamps to the sides.  The result is that I want to remove all of the photos from my blog except the ones I took of the hemp book using the lightbox.  Observe:

The one on the left was taken without a lightbox, and the one on the right was taken with a lightbox.


About sappling

When God created the world, he did it in six days and rested on the seventh. I always wished there was just one more day in the week, an eighth day just for me to pursue the thoughts in my head and translate them to the physical world. There are only seven days, however, so I steal my creative moments in between being a mom and my work binding books and making boxes for clients all over New York City. I love working with my hands, learning new things, and I'm here to share those lessons with you. There are only seven days in a week. Why not eight? Guess I'll ask when I get there.
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One Response to Photo Lightboxes and Object Photos

  1. Ki says:

    Um . . . I can see the difference, but they both look fine to me.

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