Saturday, January 23, 2010
After I made the lightbox (and photographed everything possible from PBR cans to hollow books to candles inside) I wanted to experiment with a way to bring more light to my hollow book safe pictures. I shoot these on my vintage record player stand, which has moved into the bedroom where there's ample light. But even with noon day natural light, my pictures were still coming out a bit gray.
So I built a DIY light umbrella! I took a dollar store umbrella and sprayed the underside with white spray paint, then clipped the umbrella and a lamp onto Tom's mic stand. The lamp, pointing into the white reflective underside of the umbrella, radiates light evenly back across the record player stand - making my editing job much easier.