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Got my lightbox today. Not fancy, but just wanted to try it out.

@laraby beautiful soft light but also no highlights so it depends on the kind of images you want to make..

@Jondor Not sure how much I'll use it, but it's got 3 other color backdrops too to play with.

More like a product ad type photo I think, but something for fun and to practice with when it's too cold to get my butt outside!

@laraby absolutely! It's always fun to have a new toy to play with..

@laraby

So what are your first thoughts about using it?

@youcantoo My first thought was that the front aperture should be level with the "floor" have to put the camera inside to actually get a level shot. (mines a 24x24 tho, yours may be different)

But its pretty neat, the velcro holds really well, and it's easy to fold out of sight.

but I think it'll be fun to play with some, and perhaps some sort of pedestal for some shots might be an addition I'll consider.

@laraby

I agree with you about the front. ON mine though I can unzip the front and lift the whole thing out of the way,as can be seen in the photos. I also agree with you about having a pedestal or something you can use to light your objects from below.

@youcantoo I feel dumb now, I could have taken the front flap down as well, just never occurred to me! I think I'm going to a bottle of scotch in there, think the amber color may look nice, but not tonight, want to get a nice glass as well first.

@laraby

I think it would look really nice indeed - can understand wanting a nice glass for the shot. I have also ordered some Acrylic ice cubes for taking some shots with. No worrying about them melting and making a mess when you are tying to shoot something like this. They cost about a buck each and can be found on ebay using a search for "acrylic ice cubes" We all need more props for our photos 😎

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