December 31, 2008

The lightbox

This is a remarkable post for many reasons, 1 -It's the 400th for MindBlogging (yippeee) and 2- it fulfills a project that S and I embarked upon ages ago after seeing Pattu's this post. Fascinated by the concept and seduced by his results, we set out to build our own little/mid-sized lightbox. We followed pretty much the same procedure. But for the unfamiliar here's a gist .
What you need -
How to go about it -
1. Cut out a rectangle from the top and the 2 sides of the box with the knife so as to be able to tape the trace paper over the holes and allow light into it for a reflection-less even light.
2. Paste the trace paper directly over the holes to cover them up. Tip: Tape from the inside of the box for better results.
3. Paste the chart over the inner back wall and the bottom of the box. The end result should look somewhat like this -

4. Position the lamps with the fluorescent bulbs (we found only a maximum of 40W) directly in front of the box on either side of the opening. We realized that this configuration was best for the low power afforded by our lamps.

Shoot away!
Here are some results -

We could've gotten better results with a more powerful lamp and that'll be part of our Lightbox Ver 2.0. As of now, here's wishing you all a fabulous New Year ahead!

4 comments:

krish said...

That is freakin' awesome.. Better results? Really? These look sharp as hell. Great work, S n u!

Jaya said...

Krish-> Hehe, thanks! Keep coming back of course. And Happy New year!

Anonymous said...

Mindblowing, not mindblogging. Lol

Jaya said...

Anon -> Thanks! Keep visiting!

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