A Photographic Study in Action Figures...

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  1. photoweborama

    photoweborama Friend of Leo's

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    I set up a light box for my wife's eBay stuff.
    While it was setup, I took my son's action figures and shot them to see how they would turn out.

    Looks great!

    Action Figure Gallery

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  2. Tele Fan

    Tele Fan Friend of Leo's

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    :lol:Your son's action action figures huh. Sure they are :lol:
     
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    The pics look great...How did you set up the light box?
     
  4. Jamie Black

    Jamie Black Friend of Leo's

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    We know you have a giant bag of these under your bed.

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    Seriously, nice photos. I've always said it's the quality of the photos that get things sold on ebay.
     
  5. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'd love to know how you setup a light box. Any pictures of the box and lighting itself?

    Those look pretty cool.
     
  6. photoweborama

    photoweborama Friend of Leo's

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    The box is very simple.
    Here is what it looks like. Took me about 10 minutes to make it.

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    Taken with iPhone

    There supposed to be a light on the left and one on the right and one from the top. The left one, my wife took the lamp already, the top one is out of the picture. It's just a clamp-on lamp hung by a Mic stand.

    There are three main things that makes this work.
    1. You have to set a custom white balance for the this setup.
    2. You have to use time exposure, so you have to use a tripod.
    3. The lights have to have the same color balance. I just use cheap fluorescent bulbs.

    That's pretty much it. You just have to experiment with it from there.
     
  7. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

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    Nice! I need to try that!
     
  8. KokoTele

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    I was amazed that I found a cheap light tent with lights on ebay, (less than $30) with 4 backgrounds. It's collapsible into a pretty small package too. Before I found that I used something very much like yours.
     
  9. elicross

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    Very cool. I take it you don't use a flash in this setup? Just the lights? What did you use for the seamless?
     
  10. photoweborama

    photoweborama Friend of Leo's

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    yes, no flash. I used roll of paper. I think my wife got it and it was the stuff you wrap deli sandwiches in.
     
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    I'm planning to make a music video using Barbie dolls and various action figures. I'll be manipulating them out of frame, not using stop motion.
     
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