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Cheap Photo box that will get the job done

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MomentoMoir, Aug 17, 2009.

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    MomentoMoir New Member

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    WEll i took on this project for PP hes a hardware reviewer and wants to get the professional looking pics for the Pc parts

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    • Big cardboard box
    • a razor
    • white material 3 yards
    • cone lights
    • stapler
    • medical tape
    • pvc pipe about 6 inches longer than your box
    • white paint any cheap finger paint would work

    the project I'm guessing will cost me $30 if it works out properly
    I will post pictures and step by step as i do it
     
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    keep us posted. i'll be interested in this as i've been wanting to do one for a while.
     
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    i will lol i got the box and stapler all i need is to get paid then i can finish it
     
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    sounds like a plan :toast:

    Aren't we all waiting on getting paid to do something all the time :roll:
     
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    yes sadly lol
     
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    :laugh: same here, and I just got paid on the 14th! :eek:
     
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    I use two large sheets of white foam core board, and two large sheets of black foam core board for lighter colored hardware. I use two 500W halogen lights (not necessary but they are what I have) and aim them up at a white ceiling. Pics turn out great. Photoshop helps too. I love using "Auto adjust" and "Auto color", though sometimes auto color doesn't work and you have to adjust color balance manually.
     
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    will the 500W light help if you have a camera with a bad flash & you dont want to spend $60 on it to get fixed. Just wondering.
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    the better light quality on the outside of the box with a sheet blocking direct light will reduce glare on the product
    a good camera with a good flash is nice but it wont give you the perfect look every time location and surrounding lighting is a big key
    also think about pc parts and how shiney most are you dont want to use direct flash and light
    it should be done by this sunday if all goes to plan
     
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