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COMING SOON: Making a Difference in Your Photos With a Light Box

The Making of a Light Box

COMING SOON: Making a Difference in Your Photos With a Light Box

My photos have come a long way in the last year on The Stuff of Success.  But there is always room for improvement.  Now that it is dark in the morning when I leave for work and dark at night when I get home – my opportunities for taking pictures of the items I need to review, the projects I am undertaking are much more slim.  I used to come home from work, open my mail and start taking photos as soon as everyone was settled into their evening routine.  With the lost daylight I either need to find a way to adjust my photos or wait til I have access to daylight on a weekend.

Don’t get me wrong there really is no substitute for a beautiful day in the neighborhood when it comes to taking photos.  But it cannot be the only option.  Lack of daylight will really impact my blogging in a timely fashion.

I have wanted to make a light box for some time but just couldn’t bring myself to spend a great deal of money on purchasing one and although I could make one pretty inexpensively with a cardboard box – I really didn’t want that hanging around my house.

In the next few days you will see just what I did to make it all happen but here is a photo before the light box on a muslin background.

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The photo has some shadowing, the details of the car are not very clear and it is just not that appealing.  I can do some editing to make it a bit nicer but not entirely.

This next photo was with my “new” light box and on the same muslin background.  I wouldn’t ordinarily use muslin as a background but it was what I had on hand at the moment.

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And side by side comparison so you can see just how much the light box photo has improved the quality.

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So keep your eyes peeled on The Stuff of Success over the weekend and I will show you just how I made this happen!

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