taking pictures

It did get a bit brighter yesterday for picture taking but I still needed a little artificial enhancement so I invested a total of about 15 minutes and 8 bucks in putting together a sort of simple light box I found at Make. I used drafting velum instead of interfacing and I had one florescent bulb and one incandescent ( wish I had two florescent) which were clipped on either side. I would have shown you the clip lights ( which I already had) but that would have meant taking a wider shot and revealing some embarrassing disarray here in birdville.

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Here are a couple bird portraits taken in the box:

This is the daily bird abra

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and nan. She’ll be in the shop at one.
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Pretty simple and it made the difference in being able to take at least acceptable pictures on a lousy day in a place where I’m already kind of light challenged particularly in the afternoon.

8 Comments

  1. oh the 2 in the light box are just so sweet looking. they seem to be shyly saying hello to us all.

  2. I have admired your little creations for quite a while now. They all are just so sweet. The photos taken in your new light box are really wonderful! They have a professional feel to them. I’ll keep checking in, and admiring!

  3. Thanks for all the links! I’ve almost bought a “professional” version of this several times. Now I don’t have to.

  4. First of all I must say that I love yor birds, they are very special, I like very much how you use the textiles and fabrics!
    Thank you very very much for the Make link, I didn`t knew this site!!!!!

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