Monday, November 26, 2012

Built a Cheap Light Box

I've been wanting a better way to photograph minis and decided to look into a light tent. Of course, I wanted to be as cost effective (read: cheap) as possible. So, I did a little Google search and came upon this write up on Digital Photography School. Using a box, some paper and white fabric I made a low budget light tent for next to nothing.

Finished Light Box
Once it was done, I did a few attempts to get the lighting right. Here's how the set up with my current lights worked out. It may have seemed like overkill, but it turned out some pretty good pics.

That's 2 different lamps.
And here's my Silas mini and a Warhammer 40k Space Marine Captain.
Possibly the best picture I've gotten of this figure ever.
Space Marine Captain that I painted awhile ago.