Wanted: Daylight!

I haven’t been posting for quite a while for two reasons. Limited time on my hands and… missing daylight!

The downside of living in Scandinavia in the winter months are that you more or less live in darkness. When I wake up and go to work or to uni it is dark outside, so I can’t take pictures in the morning anymore like I used to do. When I get back home in the evening it is dark (already around 4pm!). So it is the lack of daylight that is to be blamed for my silence :-/ Artificial light is just not doing the trick for me.

I’ve been watching videos on how to build my own lightbox and it seems to be really easy. I just haven’t had the time to get around it and I foresee that I won’t have that kind of time anytime in the nearest future. So until then you will be stuck with bottle pictures and jewelry pictures now and then.

Any good ideas about or experiences about lightboxes are highly appreciated!

PS: Btw, you can follow me and The Fingertip Factory on Instagram now. I’m called deryatff! Every new follow makes me smile 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Wanted: Daylight!

  1. I couldn’t live in a place where there’s so little sunlight 😦
    But here are a couple of options for a light box that I hope will help you:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Photography-Softtent-24-Photo-Studio-Soft-Box-Cube-Lighting-Light-Tent-Box-/140775103953?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20c6d99dd1
    I have one of these and it’s pretty cool. There are also versions that are being sold with the lights. I had lights already so…

    The other link is another tutorial that is real great and maybe not as time consuming?
    http://www.chalkboardnails.com/2012/03/intermediate-nail-photography-lightbox.html

    I really hope you will find yours soon!
    Although I wouldn’t mind seeing some jewelries 😉

  2. Jin! You are so sweet. Thank you for taking your time to help me out 🙂
    Thank God it’s Christmas soon. That box is definitely going to be on my wishlist! What kind of lights do you need for it?
    Yeah, I saw the tutorial at Chalkboardnails, but I actually prefer one that you can fold and hide away – like in the link.
    Btw, hope you are doing alright. I think of you and my other friends in the region when I watch the news. Stay safe!

    • 😀 Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts! I appreciate it!
      As for the lights, personally what I use are 3 regular desktop lamps with those energy-saver bulbs like this one:

      I use the equivalent of 100W (I don’t remember how much it is in this bulb. I think it’s 20 or so?) and I put them on both sides of the tent and on the back side I put it on something high so that it will actually be lighting from above the tent.

      Also – an important thing to remember is use a tripod. In most cases it’s not enough light to shoot in a high speed.
      I hope this helps!! 🙂

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