Happy with a light cube

I recently bought a new 80x80cm light cube.

Before I tried different sizes, but 150x150cm was too big for my room and 60x60cm - too small for most of objects I planned to shoot. 80x80 is perfect size!

I also tried to build light cubes from tripods and paper, but the construction wasn't too stable, occupied much space and took forever to be removed and placed back. The real light cube can be folded and unfolded in seconds - another advantage.

I'm so happy now! Isolation is no more a problem, because the cube makes the background lighting so soft that all it's structure disappears, after which I easily get rid of it with a couple of magic wand clicks.

Also the walls of light cube help to fight useless reflections of room furniture on shining surfaces :)

So, I would say this is one of the best pieces of equipment which photographer can buy just for about 50-70$ (mine is from Raylab and cost me 65$ including delivery).

Here are some examples of what I've done with my new toy.

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August 28, 2011

Onime

great pics.

August 27, 2011

Julia161

Hi, Imants. I'm not sure about this, because the cube becomes like a tent and reduces the amount of light. May be it's possible to use it if the sun is very-very bright, but may be not.

August 27, 2011

Harrower

If I don't have studio lights, is it possible to shoot outdoors with this cube and use only source of light - sun?

August 27, 2011

Jdanne

Thanks for the info!

August 26, 2011

Lobe

Thanks for the helpful information

August 26, 2011

FabioConcetta

Thanks for sharig, great result ^_^

August 26, 2011

Mariaam

Great results! Congrats! :)

August 26, 2011

Karenfoleyphotography

Beautiful images, now I have light cube envy ;-(

August 26, 2011

Alerizzo78

Hi, Alessandro! For these shots used 2 studio flashes - one behind the object (about 45degrees up and left) through the light cube, and the other directly to the object (from about 30degrees up and right) with a tubus covered by a piece of white cotton.
I tried to use both flashes through light cube, but didn't like the results - the picture looked flat and the colors dull.

Hi Julia! Thank you so much for the info! I have a light cube, too, and I had some decent results using it, but I've never tried with two flashes (mainly because I just own one flash... :P )

August 25, 2011

Egomezta

Your images look great. Good job.

August 25, 2011

Laurasinelle

Thanks for sharig, great results!

August 25, 2011

Julia161

Hi, Alessandro! For these shots used 2 studio flashes - one behind the object (about 45degrees up and left) through the light cube, and the other directly to the object (from about 30degrees up and right) with a tubus covered by a piece of white cotton.
I tried to use both flashes through light cube, but didn't like the results - the picture looked flat and the colors dull.

August 25, 2011

Mani33

Great results! Thanks for the advise! :)

August 25, 2011

Alerizzo78

Nice! What are you using to light your subjects?

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