I thought that as long as i'm producing crafty things to show, i may as well learn how to take decent piccies. So today i got a light tent. £9.99 from the electronics store Maplins here in the UK. Thanks to Correna for that tip.
There seem to be numerous tutorials on the net showing how to make cheap versions of the real thing, well worth a look at, but for under a tenner, i get a portable foldaway tent in a carry case which i don't have to make!
So the tent itself. Here it is on the shops website.
I think i am right in saying you have to turn it upside down, you then get the nice background cloth curving down too.
You need a couple of lights either side for lighting, desk lamps should be fine for this. I bought a couple of cheap ones from Tesco, two for £6 and they only have ordinary bulbs in at the moment. Tomorrow i'll get some daylight bulbs.
I would like to add i have not got a clue about lighting for pics, light positioning, camera tricks and all that, so this is very much a learning curve. Apologies if any of this info is incorrect, i'm just saying it as i am trying it here.
So my first practice pics, heres a couple and the first difference, or improvement should i say, is in the background. Seemless rather than everything in my house getting in the shot!
I have to have a play with everything in order to get it right, but i'm pleased with the little improvement so far. The colour is not as true on these pics as in real life, so i've done something wrong already, but small steps and all that.
Time to go look at some photography sites methinks!
Had a little play again and i think i've set it up ok now....
Still need to wait for better light bulbs. I'll get back to you!
Edited : Just got my daylight bulbs, so i now have one either side, and a halogen lamp overhead.
Heres a couple of pics.....
Not too sure,.....i have a lot to learn about photography by the looks of things!