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First, a disclaimer: I used a store bought lure in my photos.  Blasphemy, I know, but I'll explain why later on.
Anyway, I wanted better photos of my lures.  I'm tired of 'posing' them on the tabletop, pile of rocks, in my hand, waiting for the sun to come out, etc.  So, I built this photo booth out of some scrap wood, ultra thin plastic sheet, tissue paper, and a piece of poster board.  I had all this laying around, so the cost was almost nothing.

I cut the wood and plastic to size to make a roughly 12x12x20 inch 5-sided box.

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I used spray adhesive to stick the tissue on the plastic sheets.

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Clear packing tape holds most if it together so more light will come through (hopefully that'll hold for more than a day).  The tissue helps to diffuse the light.

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When assembled, the 'tissue plastic' goes on the sides and top.

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I wedged in a piece of poster board and taped it in place when the curve looked nice.  I decided I wanted the lure to look like it was floating.  So, I drilled a hole through the back of the box,  hot glued a dowel to the lure, and stuck the dowel through the hole.  I'm not sure I want to use this concept going forward.  Not in a hurry to see how my top coats will react to the hot glue (thus the reason I used the store bought lure).  I used 3 fluorescent 'daylight' bulbs to light the top and sides.  I turned off every other light to avoid any orange glow.

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Here's how it looked with the fluorescent lights:

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And here's how it looked in direct sunlight, at just about noon:

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So, there's a tiny difference between the artificial and sun light, but nothing too significant, in my opinion.
Anyway, I hope this may help anyone looking to get more consistent pics of their work.

 

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I went high tech and came up with an alternative to hot gluing the dowel directly to the lure: I layered a few pieces of painters tape on the back of the lure, then glued the dowel onto the tape.  No issues with the top coat and it made removing the dowel simple and quick.

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On 5/4/2017 at 0:49 PM, Dauds said:

First, a disclaimer: I used a store bought lure in my photos.  Blasphemy, I know, but I'll explain why later on.
Anyway, I wanted better photos of my lures.  I'm tired of 'posing' them on the tabletop, pile of rocks, in my hand, waiting for the sun to come out, etc.  So, I built this photo booth out of some scrap wood, ultra thin plastic sheet, tissue paper, and a piece of poster board.  I had all this laying around, so the cost was almost nothing.

I cut the wood and plastic to size to make a roughly 12x12x20 inch 5-sided box.

 

I used spray adhesive to stick the tissue on the plastic sheets.

 

Clear packing tape holds most if it together so more light will come through (hopefully that'll hold for more than a day).  The tissue helps to diffuse the light.

 

When assembled, the 'tissue plastic' goes on the sides and top.

 

I wedged in a piece of poster board and taped it in place when the curve looked nice.  I decided I wanted the lure to look like it was floating.  So, I drilled a hole through the back of the box,  hot glued a dowel to the lure, and stuck the dowel through the hole.  I'm not sure I want to use this concept going forward.  Not in a hurry to see how my top coats will react to the hot glue (thus the reason I used the store bought lure).  I used 3 fluorescent 'daylight' bulbs to light the top and sides.  I turned off every other light to avoid any orange glow.

 

Here's how it looked with the fluorescent lights:

 

And here's how it looked in direct sunlight, at just about noon:

 

 

So, there's a tiny difference between the artificial and sun light, but nothing too significant, in my opinion.
Anyway, I hope this may help anyone looking to get more consistent pics of their work.

 

I like it...Very effective!

I'll bet if you add one light at each corner it would be closer to daylight.

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On 5/4/2017 at 9:49 AM, Dauds said:

First, a disclaimer: I used a store bought lure in my photos.  Blasphemy, I know, but I'll explain why later on.
Anyway, I wanted better photos of my lures.  I'm tired of 'posing' them on the tabletop, pile of rocks, in my hand, waiting for the sun to come out, etc.  So, I built this photo booth out of some scrap wood, ultra thin plastic sheet, tissue paper, and a piece of poster board.  I had all this laying around, so the cost was almost nothing.

I cut the wood and plastic to size to make a roughly 12x12x20 inch 5-sided box.

590b5393a1bbe_01Parts.thumb.JPG.c847bec35392d85697d831de6c5e9f88.JPG

I used spray adhesive to stick the tissue on the plastic sheets.

590b5522991a5_02Tissue.thumb.JPG.46592ec01579042ceab7ccaa4c8062c6.JPG

Clear packing tape holds most if it together so more light will come through (hopefully that'll hold for more than a day).  The tissue helps to diffuse the light.

590b5526c8a34_03Diffuse.thumb.JPG.5fbcf2bb3e8f8f86fe3d232d31aa1864.JPG

When assembled, the 'tissue plastic' goes on the sides and top.

590b552b1e7fc_04Box.thumb.JPG.b0e116971bab71a35e61f3ff56a84b9d.JPG

I wedged in a piece of poster board and taped it in place when the curve looked nice.  I decided I wanted the lure to look like it was floating.  So, I drilled a hole through the back of the box,  hot glued a dowel to the lure, and stuck the dowel through the hole.  I'm not sure I want to use this concept going forward.  Not in a hurry to see how my top coats will react to the hot glue (thus the reason I used the store bought lure).  I used 3 fluorescent 'daylight' bulbs to light the top and sides.  I turned off every other light to avoid any orange glow.

590b55302418c_05Dowel.thumb.JPG.93b518e100aa024b0ffaaeb61d94e728.JPG

Here's how it looked with the fluorescent lights:

590b5532641df_06Fluoro.thumb.JPG.8f6d0a69e88058265faa1939f33c8439.JPG

And here's how it looked in direct sunlight, at just about noon:

590b55369919a_07Sun.thumb.JPG.7fc199dc5339d324201b00aa111dca2c.JPG

 

So, there's a tiny difference between the artificial and sun light, but nothing too significant, in my opinion.
Anyway, I hope this may help anyone looking to get more consistent pics of their work.

 

 

Nice build!

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