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So you're stuck on an airplane. And come across a neat photostudio thing in SkyMall Link


It appears to me that Rong Yiren, over at Flicker Link Put this to use with lego, and the photos are awesome.



Is it worth $99? It is a 20" Cube. Is this the trick to taking photos at the next level?



Comments

  January 28, 2011
It's a good post and a good question. Some people do well with simple white paper, but many more folks over rate their own pictures. There is no question that it makes the pictures nicer. The question is if you want to pay the price. Most MOCs shown on these pages would benefit from this system. But most builders would rather have more brick. I guess for most it comes down to bricks before pics. Attack!
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  January 29, 2010
I think it could be useful...It would be nice is it was bigger, but they light filters in nicely.
  December 30, 2009
I use a white box for the stand then I use my dresser which is white.(side of it)
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  September 13, 2009
I bet you could make your own way cheaper.
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  August 31, 2009
It's a cool setup for a background, but it doesn't look worth 100 bucks. I use my dresser for my backgrounds, all I do is put a big white dry erase board behind my creations, and then I have a white background, and since my new dresser is black it looks more pro.
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  July 19, 2009
Actually, you pay $100 for the lights, a tripod AND a studio, which I think is pretty good value. Still, I would't spend $100 on that. I have a cupboard that is completely white on the inside.
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  April 28, 2009
I use a something like that, it's called the Easycube. I take all my pictures with it, and they come out pretty good.
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  April 8, 2009
AWESOME though i do agree with makuta bane not what i would spend $100 on! i would probably spend that on LEGOs...but it certainly is awesome!
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  August 4, 2008
No, I would not spend 100 bucks for that! (as if I HAD 100 bucks...) Nope, I use a regular white/cream colored drop cloth. I have one of those 5-people couches that make a 90 degree turn. I put the drop cloth on the angle, and it works great! I do have to open all of the windows in the room (and the one next to it), or else it will not be bright enough.
Eggy Pop
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Nunoyo Bizznizz
  July 25, 2008
I used to use white paper taped in front of a window. The problem with that was it was always different depending on the available ligt. I bought a portable studio like this (though I found one on Amazon for under $50) and so far I like the consistency much better. I think my pics are better as well.
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  July 25, 2008
Cool! Awesome tips! thanks!
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  July 25, 2008
I tried making one of these boxes for my Star Wars ship, but it didn't work. Either way, I think it's good that you're taking time to talk about photography. I never would have guessed that having Lego-building as a hobby would require good photography skills.
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  July 25, 2008
The transparent curtain is to scatter light which reduces glare. That way you can get a softer picture. Glare is especially annoying with minifigs heads because they are round. I usually end up taking photos at night and use artificial lighting, which worsens the problem.
  July 25, 2008
i don't get what your saying
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  July 25, 2008
Why on Earth would you buy a transparent shower curtain?Oops,gotta get on subject:I think I like Nan the Man's way,you've seen his photos,he has superior white backgrounds-Keep the Mocs coming!;-)~LL
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  July 25, 2008
Don't rate this down just because it isn't a MOC, really its to help with MOCs. Besides, you have a page unrealated with MOCing so you you shouldn't be saying things like this. ON TOPIC: I just use the good ol' free natural sunlight supplied to us courtesy of the sun and a $0.30 piece of card paper! Have I tied for the cheapskate award now?
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  July 25, 2008
I ripped a sheet of paper out of a giant art pad i got for free, and i use free sunlight for my lighting, no electricity. So im cheepskate king... 99$? i could tear up the lego department at target with that money!
Eggy Pop
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Heather LEGO Girl
  July 24, 2008
Twenty bucks and a trip to Home Depot and I could totally make one of those. Okay, so mine would probably look rediculous and be 99.9% duct tape. But Hey - I'm savin' money here!
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  July 24, 2008
I use a $0.25 poster board and recycled cardboard. No really, it's the truth. Do I win the cheapskate award?
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  July 24, 2008
I shouldn't advertise that I'm an engineer. As I told my ol lady though, this type of thing takes Martha Stewart.
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  July 24, 2008
Yeh I agree with you guys that its not worth it. I went to walmart and bought a toned shower curtain for $2 for the transparent thing and a ton of fabric for $8. I haven't figured out how to get the transparent curtain to hang yet.
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  July 24, 2008
Cool idea. Is it worth it...I think I'll use my roll of poster paper for now(like Chris said below.) C ya~ElNickre
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  July 24, 2008
Wow, I think that'd be totally stinkin' awesome to use, but like Chris, I think I stick to my own method for now. (A white sheet draped over two large Lego bins) Oh, and I took a look-see at the flickr dude, and if he got photoshop or something then he could totally take out that blue! Not that I don't like the blue, (it's very cool) but everything has perfect lighting to put something else in the back ground.
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  July 24, 2008
How is it that every time you post, I just happen to click on the "newest" page? oh yeah, I got nothing better to do with my time. Is it worth the cash? not really. I'll stick with my 3 dollar roll of white paper for a background for now. But it's a VERY cool idea non the less. ~ Chris.
 
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