First attempt with light tent...

Hi there,

Well I've had a couple of images accepted from my first attempt with a light tent so I am quite pleased. I mostly take shots of landscapes and nature but I thought I would give something new a try. I bought a very cheap light tent and lights so I wasn't sure that my set up would be good enough but the end results weren't too bad.

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I found it quite difficult to get the correct white balance and I think this would be improved if I invest in some proper light bulbs...the ones I was using gave off an awful colour cast. I also decided to make it easier for myself by using my canon ixus rather than my dslr!

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I think next time I try I will invest in some better lighting and also plan what I am going to shoot in advance. I just threw a few things into the box just as test shots really and should take the time to plan different scenarios before I actually set up.

I don't think these shots are my best by far; but not too bad for a first attempt. I must say though that I prefer to be outside and shooting nature rather than having my head stuck in a tiny light tent with the bulbs burning my face...think I definitely need better lighting!

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June 20, 2008


Thanks for your help! I think I will invest in Photoshop Elements if it does have a RAW convertor. I will firstly try out my olympus software just in case it is up to the job...afterall it was free with my dslr! Cheers!

June 19, 2008


Thanks Niagaragirl. I will look out for the bulbs you suggest. I have not tried shooting in raw yet but I have been thinking of changing to this method for some time. Do I need to have a very good processing package such as photoshop for this? I do have a copy of a raw convertor that I might try.

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Photo credits: Charlotte Leaper.