Happily Ever After

© Brian D. Watters

Happily Ever After

Uploaded: March 07, 2005


This is my first experiment using an improvised light box and two 500 watt photo flood light bulbs I picked up at a camera store for under $10. Using two pieces of non-reflective fabric, I curled the green under itself near the rear, and laid the blue under the green, using cloths pins at the top to let it curve up-wards without a definite crease. Then using the camera's RAW mode I backed my tri-pod off and magnified to the cameras maximum, and switched to Macro mode with an aperture of 8.


Judy S. Fung March 08, 2005

Cute image, Brian! Wonderful colors and lighting. #222591

Brian D. Watters March 08, 2005

Thanks Judy. Recently I picked up a store bought light box, but decided I could do better with a white bed sheet, some dowel pegs uprights and wire coat hanger horizontal framing. The white sheets cover the sides and top, while the rear is left open for my colored fabric to climb and clip to the upper coat hangers with cloths pins. The two 500 Watt bulbs are at 45 degree angles about a foot away from the right and left top corners, lighting the top and sides. #1156975

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