Day 294

Whilst wandering around the model show at the weekend, I came across a trader selling portable lightboxes for macro/small stuff photography. At Ā£14.00 I didn’t think I could go wrong. And I didn’t! I set it up at home this evening just to try it out, and it’s very good and very neat as it packs up into a small bag about 8 inches square. Nope I don’t know what that is in cm but google would tell you :). It comes with 4 backgrounds, and has a dimmer switch for the lights, which you work via USB leads to your laptop. Here it is in action..

Day 294 ~ New toy.

Here’s the result,

and now I have to clean my lens as it showed up every bit of dust and dirt šŸ™„šŸ¤£

Any ways this will be useful for Phil to photograph his little men or smaller tanks too, which is good as he paid for it šŸ¤£.

I don’t think any macro photographers follow my blog, but just incase, here’s a link to their website http://www.greenstuff.com and the for the lightbox CLICK HERE

23 Comments

  1. There’s nothing like light to show up dirt and dust. My theory is that that’s why spring cleaning became a thing.I open the curtains on the first sunny day in spring and a room that looked clean the day before just looks neglected.

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  2. Macros and lightboxes are really great to have working together. It’s amazing how they show details – like dust! BTW, 4 inches = 10 cm (from knitting swatch info). Easy enough from that point forward. 8 inches is 20 cm. Or somewhere thereabouts. 1 inch = 2.54 cm. Etc.

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      1. Oh, I agree on the metric system – but didn’t England go metric some time ago? I know the US considered it but thought it would be too difficult for us to change. Canada is metric, I know that. And every country I think except the US! After all, it’s all about US all the time (it seems) . . .

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      2. Yes we went metric in the 70’s I think, but I was brought up with feet and inches, pints, pound and ounces and my brain sticks to that. For some unfathomable reason though I do celsius and not farenheit, and that’s just a glitch in my brain!

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      3. That’s pretty funny. I don’t have km and miles sorted, and F vs C stumps me. Having taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for many years, teaching our measuring system is quite hysterical. One thing I found – and still find – interesting is using weights instead of measuring cups for dry ingredients. I still use my measuring cups and spoons, along with “handful” and “egg shell” measurements.

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  3. I have one of those, I love how you can put any colored paper over the white sheet. About the lens don’t feel bad, once I read suggestions to shot lenses in these portable boxes (so popular with eBay sellers) it is easier to erase the dust in post with the healing tool.

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