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post #31 of 43
Such a huge difference! Great job and thanks for sharing.

I also take pictures outside with natural lighting, which I think makes a huge difference when taking pictures of larger cakes--sometimes I just couldn't get the lighting right.
post #32 of 43
Taria, thanks for the tips. Also see page 75 in 1 st issue of "Cake Central" magizine for other pointers for taking great photos.
post #33 of 43
Great post! I have been looking at light boxes but this is so much more affordable.
post #34 of 43
Wow! Very professional looking. I need to find a box!

Karen

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Karen

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post #35 of 43
We got our weekly shipment at work so I grabbed one of the boxes. I got tissue paper at dollar store and just need a sheet of bristol board. I'm at $2 icon_smile.gif . I just need to get some desk lamps. I'm thinking Walmart is my best bet for a cheap pair???. I can't wait to use it!
Thanks for the post!
post #36 of 43
I just picked up some crepe paper - thanks for this! thumbs_up.gif
post #37 of 43
Wow! Thanks for the visual of the light box. I have a ton of boxes in my house because my oldest son's diapers are delivered in huge 2ft square boxes from medical supply. Those would be perfect for a light box. I need one for my cakes and for my crochet items I sell on Etsy.

Can't wait to try it. I thought my camera sucked too... or maybe it was just me not knowing how to actually take a decent picture.
post #38 of 43
Here's a post I made on this same subject.
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-672076-.html
post #39 of 43
Thanks for sharing!
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Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses.
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"I did then what I knew then, when I knew better, I did better." Maya Angelou
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post #40 of 43
Hi,
I just made myself a light box using the instructions posted on this thread.

BUT.....I need some help. icon_rolleyes.gif All my pictures have a very distinct shadow behind them. Could someone guide me to preventing this problem. I moved my lamps closer, further back, positioned the light upward, downward and towards the back but all the photos have the shadow.

I did use two sheets of tissue paper over each "window" so perhaps just one would be better? My camera is a Kodak Easy Share 1253.
Any guidence would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
KimAZ
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post #41 of 43
can you post one of your pics so we can see what you mean?
post #42 of 43
AH-HA! I figured out my problem. I forgot to turn OFF the flash on my camera, hence the shadows! Duh! icon_rolleyes.gif

Once I turned it off, the pictures come out great!

KimAZ
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post #43 of 43

Old thread, I know...but I'm about to make the light box and am wondering if it's worth it to buy two $30 sunlight lamps or two cheap-o halogen desk lamps.

 

Please advise! :)  Thank you!

~ Sherri
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