What is Light Tent?
A light tent or light box is a structure with translucent sides that diffuses light coming from multiple sources. This provides even lighting against a simple, solid background.
From Amazon I bought a pop-up light tent and a lighting set. The tent comes with a selection of different colours backgrounds. To date I have only used the black background.
If you build your own light tent, you will also need to purchase two posable light sources, light bulbs, and poster board or fabric for the backdrops.
Am I an expert? Definitely not. I am just sharing my experience and information I have gathered from the internet.
Below is the pop-up tent I bought.......
Tips by Katie Mc Enaney, an educator and photographer from Madison, Wisconsin.
'The standard set-up for light tent photography is to place the tent on some kind of table or end table, with the light sources directly opposite each other on each side and the tripod centered in front. Placing the tent up on a table makes it easier to see and maneuver, as well as easier to use your tripod for shooting.
The backdrop is attached at the top inside the tent and should fall freely down into a gentle curve at the back and then across the bottom of the tent. You want to be sure that you backdrop is clean and free of debris and wrinkles. If using a fabric backdrop, be sure to iron it for a completely smooth look.
A lint roller or small blower handy for dealing with the inevitable dust and debris.
Now you are ready to start photographing! Place your subject carefully inside the tent, and start with it in the exact center. Moving your subject forward or backwards relative to the light can change the lighting and shadows.
Experiment to get the look you want. You can also experiment with pointing the lights slightly at an angle, rather than straight on at the tent. Be sure to leave space between your subject and the walls, so that you can zoom in or position your camera to see only the backdrop and the subject.'
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