Home Studio DIY Lighting Rig

October 11, 2008 7 Comments A+ a-


I ran out of excuses not to setup my own light tent after acquiring the new camera. The idea is not original. It's from my long hours of lurking here and there reading blog posts. The first one that caught my attention was from here. After more lurking around, I've found the dimensions that I need from here.

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rexz2pac
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October 13, 2008 at 9:39 AM delete

Por, kinda tabletop light u're using, rite? how many watt per light? any sample picts shots? was the light power adjustable?

Nice setup, while I'm still planning to use the cardboard setup hehehe...

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porphoto
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October 13, 2008 at 5:19 PM delete

after setting up my light tent, i think the card board box method would work similarly, and it would be cheaper as well.

i'm using phillip tornado cfl 24w bulbs, and it's no adjustable.

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rexz2pac
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October 14, 2008 at 3:17 AM delete

Aiyo... not adjustable... I think still can DIY the lamp, just buy the voltage adjuster will do hahaha~~

BTW having adjustable light can uplift creativity with snoot highlight & catchlight... wawawa... and ur lightbox seems very ngam my taste, lotz of angle possibilities there.. mbe I'll just do one later2 ^_^

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porphoto
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October 14, 2008 at 5:31 AM delete

here are some cheaper/free/alternate solutions to your suggested voltage adjuster or dimmer...
(1)adjust the distance between your light and subject
(2) cover your light with transparent material
(3) do (1) and (2) at the same time :)

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April 15, 2009 at 9:45 AM delete

[...] my home studio setup, I’ve managed to recreate a near to commercial quality shot of two rings with some very [...]

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May 6, 2010 at 2:10 AM delete

Cool Diy Setup!
I wish i can make 1 And shoot some product for myself~

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porphoto
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May 6, 2010 at 3:12 AM delete

thanks. i believe you would have no problem diy one of these for youself.

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