See why I need to sort it out... Here's the rainbow owls photograph from yesterday, I took it on my work bench with my normal room lighting.
|Original, just on my work bench, owl photo|
|Original photo cropped and colour adjusted in Picasa|
I wanted to make a light box from a cardboard box (as demonstrated on Kate Tracton's Shibori Girl blog) but typically we don't seem to have any boxes kicking around today. Whilst researching how to set up jewellery photo shoots previous I seem to remember someone using a transparent plastic storage container so thought I would give that a go whilst I find a box.
I switched my usual light bulb to a full spectrum daylight bulb and tried lighting from the top.
|Plastic box and daylight bulb lit from the top through the box|
I thought it was quite good but my husband who is much more 'precise' than me pointed out that it was still dark at the bottom. So he adjusted the set up and...
|Plastic box and daylight bulb light from the front photo - as shot!|
Here's what the set up looked like
Better definitely but there is a bit of 'glare'. So my next step is to track down a suitable cardboard box to make a light box and another lamp (with daylight bulb of course) and try lighting from the side. So hopefully you will be enjoying some better photographs from now on.