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Old 10-30-2012, 01:40 AM   #11
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I also have somewhat limited space as you can see in the attached pic.

Just picture that set up with some black t-shirts draped over to control the flow of light. It's not high tech but it gets the job done.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #12
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Thanks.

Makes me wonder if it would help cutting out one of my light sources also since I noticed you just use one flash as yours.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #13
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I would keep two light sources.

What you're seeing in the picture is a test shot to see whether my other flash was firing. It wasn't, but you can see it on top of the beer bottles on the rh side. LOL

You CAN use one flash as you see in the strobist shot at the top of the page of that link you attached. It just depends on the look you want. I almost always use two so I get the rectangles/lines down each side of the bottle. Look around online for different bottle and product shots for beer and wine and you'll see that some do use one light or one strong and one week. There are lots of good ideas out there and it's all fun to play with!

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:41 PM   #14
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I kind of like the looks of the rectangle lines running down the sides also, which I noticed I have on my last picture as well. I like the lighting of my last picture, but now I think my goal is to try and show the clarity. Not quite sure how to go about doing that aside from providing backlighting somehow or maybe some light from underneath the glass.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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Tried out the same lightning setup, changed it to 80 ISO from 200 and added a black strip of posterboard in the middle. Also changed the glass as well.


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Old 11-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #16
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I was just going to mention your high ISO. You can really see the grainyness in the first few, but that last one looks much better. Great pics!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #17
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Still trying to find the right balance to show clarity. Thinking of moving the setup near a window where daylight can shine in through the front of the box..??

Tried using a light beer, solid black backdrop and removed the second layer of filter I had for my lights.


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Old 11-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #18
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I built this same lightbox a couple years ago. I would really recommend getting tracing paper from a hobby store like Michael's if possible. It'll diffuse your light much better. The glass makes it tough because of the reflections and you need to diffuse it as much as possible.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #19
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The guy from Beer Geek Nation has a pretty sweet light box. It would definitely be imitated using some cheap white cardboard from a dollar store. I've made one for my gf while she was in a photography course. Her university rented the lighting equipment and we built a lightbox for about $7 and stapled/taped it together.

Personally, I like cardboard because it doesn't show texture.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #20
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I built this same lightbox a couple years ago. I would really recommend getting tracing paper from a hobby store like Michael's if possible. It'll diffuse your light much better. The glass makes it tough because of the reflections and you need to diffuse it as much as possible.
Tracing paper rather than the cloth on the sides/top?
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