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Postby Brutal Legend » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:50 pm

I started taking pictures of one of my space marine armies today using a light box I made last week.

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Click on the link for my blog in my signature and take a look. The pics came out a little dark. I need to take them again probably. Anyone have any tips to getting it brighter?
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Re: Relictors

Postby Zombie » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:08 pm

How many lights do you have and what are you using for bulbs? I'm not the best at pictures but I perfer daylight bulbs and making sure my camera is set to daylight as well.
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Re: Relictors

Postby Brutal Legend » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:15 pm

Zombie wrote:How many lights do you have and what are you using for bulbs? I'm not the best at pictures but I perfer daylight bulbs and making sure my camera is set to daylight as well.


I've got 2 pharmacy lamps, 1 on each side, and 1 desk lamp in the middle. The bulbs I'll try and switch out. I had it set to AUTO for White Balance, so I'll switch it to DAYLIGHT and see if there's a positive difference.
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Re: Relictors

Postby Zombie » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:20 pm

You might also want to add a light directly above. I have 5 lights on my lightbox. Top, each side, and two in the front. That may be over kill bit it finally let me got okay pictures. I found the best thing to do is play with your cameras settings until you like the results.
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Re: Relictors

Postby Brutal Legend » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:12 pm

Zombie wrote:You might also want to add a light directly above. I have 5 lights on my lightbox. Top, each side, and two in the front. That may be over kill bit it finally let me got okay pictures. I found the best thing to do is play with your cameras settings until you like the results.


Thanks for the input. I just took another round of photos. This time I used some different bulbs and my White Balance was set to Incandescent, which made the background look more white. I think I'll need some more lights as you say.
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Re: Relictors

Postby Thunderjaw » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:21 pm

That's pretty much identical to the box I used to use... I found a light at the top and additional lighting in the front really helps, along with doing the whole thing in a well lit room...
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Re: Relictors

Postby DAPatrick » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:29 pm

If you can, try messing with the histogram curves to lighten it up.
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