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    Default My Beer Glass Lightbox

    As they say: Necessity if the mother of invention =)

    I desperately wanted to photograph the pen stand that my father had made for me, but I had no "legitimate" lighting equipment... so I searched the house!

    As you can see in the photo of the set-up, I used four beer glasses (hoping for some headroom), a white t-shirt that I sacrificed for the project (it had to be cut in order to be useful), some painter's tape to hold things in place, two shop-lights from the garage (one resting atop a steady-cam), a stray piece of white poster board, and one folded 8.5 x 11 piece of standard copy paper (to add reflection).


    From the above point of view, things look messy! But from the camera's point of view, the results pleased me no end:


    And yes, gillyohan, that's your Esterbrook featured on the Pen Stand =)

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    You guys and your hi tech cameras are putting me to shame !
    All I'm using is a Sony Cybershot and a mini tripod !! *smacks head*

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    It is simply amazing what a guy can do with a little thought, some regular household items and bit of tinkering! Very Impressive Results Too!

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    Default Re: My Beer Glass Lightbox

    Awesome work Mr. Eric!
    You guys and your hi tech cameras are putting me to shame !
    All I'm using is a Sony Cybershot and a mini tripod !! *smacks head*
    Nonsense! The only thing that matters is the pic. There are plenty of point and shoots that produce fantastic pics, especially on a tripod. The only reason it bought my 40D was for motorsports photography. Correct me if I'm wrong eriquito but you have a 40D too, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dannzeman View Post
    Awesome work Mr. Eric!

    Nonsense! The only thing that matters is the pic. There are plenty of point and shoots that produce fantastic pics, especially on a tripod. The only reason it bought my 40D was for motorsports photography. Correct me if I'm wrong eriquito but you have a 40D too, right?

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    Dan you're right..i took some more pics of my pen..and they turned out pretty decent !
    have posted them in the pen pics thread.
    http://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread....?p=843#post843regards
    leo
    Last edited by Apotheosis; April 23rd, 2010 at 04:45 AM.

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