You are not going to believe this as I can hardly believe it myself! I got so envious, looking at Leo‘s great photos of tiny things he photographed in a soft light box that he built with his own hands, that I had to get my very own lightbox.
You may remember though, how hopeless I am with my hands. Last Sunday, I tried cutting out a ‘window’ in a shoebox and almost killed myself, or –don’t let’s exaggerate– almost sliced one of my fingers!
So on Monday, off I went to a photographer’s shop and got myself this little wonder.
It was folded, and I thought I’d never manage to unfold it, being afraid of breaking something, but here it is
Then, I had to find lamps to cast their light on the lightbox and fish out of my mess a tripod that I had
hardly ever never used. I can’t be bothered going out with two cameras AND a tripod. That is too much to ask.
After a few attempts, I managed to have the two lamps on either side, my camera on a tripod, and a matchbox in the lightbox, which in fact is a sort of tent, and took some photos of the matchbox and of more small size objects.
Here’s a closeup where you can see the matchbox on the LCD screen.
And finally, ta dam! the matchbox!
I wrote an email address, which got half-erased, on the matchbox. That is what the blue stuff on the box is.
Another photo, which I rather like, is this one of pastel coloured candy. They are called flying saucers.
I have to say that Leo also taught me how to touch the background so that it looks whiter.
All in all, I am rather pleased with my new toy and my new skills!