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Posted 5th October 2011, 08:01 PM
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looks better than original.

one thing though, I know its a photobox & hopefully the birds wont poop in there, but if they do, you'll have to be extra careful it doesnt get in those slides or it will swell the wood & the doors will stick. They didnt think of that in the original either.


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looks better than original.

one thing though, I know its a photobox & hopefully the birds wont poop in there, but if they do, you'll have to be extra careful it doesnt get in those slides or it will swell the wood & the doors will stick. They didnt think of that in the original either.
Its all going to be painted so I hope I don't have to deal with those issues..
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For those who want to do this on the cheap, a photo box can be made from cardboard and vellum paper:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html

Granted, it does not hold up to a lot of abuse but costs so little to make that it doesn't matter.
These photos were all taken using a cardboard photo box and different colored papers for the backgrounds:


Wellbur by mryipyop, on Flickr


Fairy Swallow by mryipyop, on Flickr


Ash by mryipyop, on Flickr


509 by mryipyop, on Flickr


Some cropping and polishing up was done in photoshop afterward.
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For those who want to do this on the cheap, a photo box can be made from cardboard and vellum paper:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html
I LOVE IT! Another Strobist reader! hahaha.

That's a fantastic site and a great post you have linked to above. I 100% agree with how that box is made, especially for a first box.

Wingsonfire's box is going to be fantastic, too. It will last forever and make for some great photos.

Can't wait to see your first photos!

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Posted 7th October 2011, 08:06 PM
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For those who want to do this on the cheap, a photo box can be made from cardboard and vellum paper:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html

Granted, it does not hold up to a lot of abuse but costs so little to make that it doesn't matter.
These photos were all taken using a cardboard photo box and different colored papers for the backgrounds:


Wellbur by mryipyop, on Flickr


Fairy Swallow by mryipyop, on Flickr


Ash by mryipyop, on Flickr


509 by mryipyop, on Flickr


Some cropping and polishing up was done in photoshop afterward.
what kind of camera were these pics taken with ,curious minds wanna know ? awesome shot by the way !
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For those who want to do this on the cheap, a photo box can be made from cardboard and vellum paper:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html

Granted, it does not hold up to a lot of abuse but costs so little to make that it doesn't matter.
These photos were all taken using a cardboard photo box and different colored papers for the backgrounds:


Wellbur by mryipyop, on Flickr


Fairy Swallow by mryipyop, on Flickr


Ash by mryipyop, on Flickr


509 by mryipyop, on Flickr


Some cropping and polishing up was done in photoshop afterward.

What size bulbs did you use? I tired to follow the directions on their site but my photos are still to dark. Ill try to upload my attempt tonight
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Man, those pictures all look great, I am still trucking along with mine. I think it was Kastle Loft (David) that said I needed some side lighting so as much as it hurt I cut some holes for more lights, one on each side and two on the top. I did get the front lights finished. The recessed lights that I got use gu10 bulbs which some use for photo lights and they tilt too. I will get it finished one day





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You need to change out the model. You know that it does not take mood lighting to make a beer look good. Put a head of broccoli in there and if that thing looks good you will know that the lighting is right. LOL! Regards, Charlie
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Wingsonfire- Charlie makes a very good point about subject being photographed. Your doing a nice job on your photo box. Hope all is well with everything else. Do your birds enter well thru your new loading door and into crate?- Nick.
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Yep, That paper will work. I'm in the process of putting a background in mine I took a pic of the sky line of trees and the blue sky with white clouds I need to figure out where i can get it blown up to the size of the box at a reasonable price.
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Wingsonfire- Charlie makes a very good point about subject being photographed. Your doing a nice job on your photo box. Hope all is well with everything else. Do your birds enter well thru your new loading door and into crate?- Nick.
Hey Nick, the loading door does works pretty good. I am still working on the box, maybe I will finish it up in a week or so, the wife asked do you know that you are doing with the wires, told her I don't really know hehehehe. I did take a quick pict of one of my birds with my 50 dollar camera, I have a Canon EOS XTI that I need to get out, charge the battery and try it?





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You need to put a x on the circle so they know where to stand LOL. It looks good, Nice job. I think I mentioned before, I would raise the circle that would hide it and you wouldn't know it was a turn table ands the birds will stand on something higher.

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Looks good, Shame the bird wasnt standing on the turntable lol.
Actually, If you stuck a piece of thin circular card on the turntable, about 5mm bigger than the circle, it would hide the turntable line.
Also, a couple of lower level adjustable lights (one each side near the front) would take away shadow if the bird did stay against the back wall.
More work but would be worth it as it does look good
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After all that look at the wireing.
Never expected that on your project.
And to think you have the connectors installed.
Looks awesome to me though overall.
Another Shadybugs Origanl as always well built.
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