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This is pretty interesting, subbed. Been wanting to make my own lightbox for a while, considered buying one but I'll follow this closely. smile.gif
    
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unless im mistaken you cant control the power of the cameras built in flash lol. and even if you could you wouldnt want that as your light source as it would just render the entire image even flatter and would overpower the lamp being used from above. as someone mentioned, there should be added lights on each side to fill in the shadows so that the ring can catch the lights in a reflection and make it pop more

Maybe you can't adjust inbuilt, tbh I haven't used a built in flash for years, I have a 430EX and 580EX that I use for those purposes smile.gif
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post #23 of 49
Hey OP thanks for the thread! a Lightbox! Genius! Much better than having 4-5 lamps everywhere lol... I do more out door pictures.

Are you using a Macro lens by chance?

If you open the aperture all the way it has a neat effect of blurring above and below the target object while completely focusing on the target. I'm not very good at it but my friend can do some amazing focus tricks which can highlight your target and blur the background (like lights) for some stellar pictures.

Keep playing around with it! The genius of the digital camera age is the Delete button!
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unless im mistaken you cant control the power of the cameras built in flash lol. and even if you could you wouldnt want that as your light source as it would just render the entire image even flatter and would overpower the lamp being used from above. as someone mentioned, there should be added lights on each side to fill in the shadows so that the ring can catch the lights in a reflection and make it pop more

Maybe you can't adjust inbuilt, tbh I haven't used a built in flash for years, I have a 430EX and 580EX that I use for those purposes smile.gif

so as someone that has experience with off camera flash you would have known that the flash would over power that tiny lamp lol. pretty sure if you have been shooting with off camera flashes for years that you would have suggested using lamps to the sides for fill light rolleyes.gif its seriously a no brainer thumb.gif
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I literally never thought I'd do anything people would sub to! Thanks! smile.gif
I'm gonna search round the house for another good lamp - you'd think finding one was easy in a house of 5 people!?
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I wonder how the flashlight on a phone would work as a lamp. thinking.gif

I have a Note II, and there are two other iPhones in the house and the flashlights are all relatively powerful, although their spread of light probably isn't all that big.
    
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post #27 of 49
I held an LED flashlight in my mouth, probably similar experience to a phone light.
The LED's tend to be too focused and too bright, and uneven, which makes poor light for photography.
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The problem with flashes from LEDs on phones etc is that they're so small you get a bad lighting effect, the larger the source of light, the better, usually
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so as someone that has experience with off camera flash you would have known that the flash would over power that tiny lamp lol. pretty sure if you have been shooting with off camera flashes for years that you would have suggested using lamps to the sides for fill light rolleyes.gif its seriously a no brainer thumb.gif

You've made the classic mistake of thinking my being able to afford expensive toys means I know what I'm doing with them lol
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You've made the classic mistake of thinking my being able to afford expensive toys means I know what I'm doing with them lol
Ahahaa! I wish I were you! tongue.gif
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