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Old Dec 31, 2006, 3:08 PM   #1
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I ran across this and thought I would share it:
http://digital-photography-school.co...ve-light-tent/
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 8:34 PM   #2
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That's good stuff. i've tried it before.

Also worthwhile is the PVc pipe version. A bit more durable.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 1:13 PM   #3
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The advantage of the pvc pipe version--so long as you don't glue the joints--is that it can be dismantled for storage, a necessity for me. Only takes a few minutes to set up, and I can put it in a small bag for portage.




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Old Apr 22, 2007, 1:50 PM   #4
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Very cool idea! I love how it fits on a table, making it very compact and portable as mentioned.

Thanks for posting the link Nacho and thanks for sharing your setup Norm.
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No problem--although it wasn't my idea. I got the idea from several places on the web, including THIS ONE, although I couldn't find the three-way joints so fell back on the original design by Bill Huber HERE, and another similar model HERE.


A couple of practice shots:





I used some thin nylon/plastic material I found in Tokyo for my covering. The lamps are 150 photofloods. I keep them back about 6" from the plastic to prevent excessive heating.


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Very nice results. I was wondering what you use for a covering. I was thinking (assumed) a small bed sheet or a cheap curtain would work nicely.
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Old Apr 23, 2007, 11:46 PM   #7
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A white bedsheet will work fine, although I used some thin plastic sheeting I found at a craft store. It's 1 meter wide and if memory serves, sold for the equivalent of about USD $1.50 per meter.


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