Photo Friday - White Box Rock 11.03.12

Friday, November 9, 2012

If you have not noticed yet, I love to take pictures in a white box. My setup is extremely DIY and usually involves my Micro Nikkor Lens 55mm, some white paper and either a ring flash or a whole lot of diffused light from a smattering of sources. There are so many ways to setup a white box, so your best bet for a tutorial is to look elsewhere but to see some nice results, continue past the jump.

allgrains.blogspot.com - White Box Rock! - If you have not noticed yet, I love to take pictures in a white box. My setup is extremely DIY and usually involves my Micro-Nikkor 55 mm, some white paper and either a ring flash or a whole lot of diffused light from a smattering of sources.

The above setup is bar far my laziest, although it can produce some really great results! Today, however I will be offering up the results from my first attempt at a DIY white box. I took these while at work in order to better display our program animals when they were away or hiding. The setup was; a ring flash, completely enclosed white box without external light sources and, as always, a curved white paper background.

Eublepharis macularius

Pantherophis guttatus guttatus
Terrapene carolina carolina
Lampropeltis getula californiae
Gromphadorhina portentosa (male)
Gromphadorhina portentosa (female)
Blaberus giganteus
Archispirostreptus gigas

Remember these photos are minimally altered beyond exposure, cropping and general 'dark room' style means, no filters here. I hope you enjoyed them, next week we will take another look at some white box methods and results.

You do not need a fancy camera to take these, you can even use a water droplet as a magnifier for your phone's camera!

Go experiment-




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