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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cheap Upgrades on the Photographic Front

So far I have spent less than $20 upgrading the ghetto studio I use to photograph these experiments. Eight dollars went to a 500 watt halogen work light. Two dollars went to a small amount of semi-transparent fabric. And about ten dollars went to Cost Plus for three new, small dishes. Between that, not using a flash, positioning the lightbox under our skylight in the kitchen, and just a little bit of tweaking in Picasa, I think they are coming out much better. Not great, but a definite improvement.

Now I just need to find the effing tripod, which I swear has just up and walked away. I really don't want to have to buy another one, just because yet another thing got lost in the last move.


  1. I was just wondering what sort of set-up yr using. The most recent posts look good, I think. Curtis may let you borrow his tripod until you unearth yours. Or you can train Brunhilde to hold very, very still. ...

  2. I'm using Picasa for cropping and a tiny bit of color correction, and crappy little point and shoot Canon (Powershot A590, ). The home made light box and that eight dollar halogen work lamp made the biggest difference, though I can't leave the lamp on for more than just a few minutes--it's so hot I'm afraid it's gonna catch the fabric on fire :D


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