I am Hussein, a 36 year old beginner modeler from Egypt.I was shooting my workpieces in normal daylight on a table and I wasn’t satisfied with the results. I always felt that my models look much better in reality than in my photos.
I asked for help in Armorama forums and after gathering all the advice and reading many blogs I decided to do my own light tent and to make my unique design.
I decided to make the sides of the box slanted to an angle towards the center to allow focused light on the subject and give a realistic light from an angle. The top is covered with aluminum foil to reflect the light back from the top and reduce bottom shadows.
• Photo 1 shows the design idea on paper:
• Photo 2 - cutting the base:
• Photo 3 - cutting the back:
• Photo 4 - assembly
• Photo 5 - the hollow side frames
• Photo 6 - the sides after applying transparent material from inside and outside (two layers)
• Photo 7 - the top covered with Aluminum foil
• Photo 8,9 - the light box after assembly
• Photo 10 - adding the lights on the sides using “Daylight” lamps
I am satisfied with the results, these are much better than my previous photos; the test shots (photos 11, 12, 13, 14) are here to show the end results. Adjusting my camera to Auto white balance, auto ISO and doing some auto-correction on the photos on PC. I obtained satisfactory results.
I would like to thanks everyone who gave me advice and blogs that help me make this light tent.