Finally Assembled

A project log for Project Photobooth

Current cost: under $50

Sarah WittmanSarah Wittman 05/30/2014 at 16:480 Comments

I suddenly decided that I didn't necessarily need my control circuit completed to put the lights in the booth. 

Here's the lights I'm using:

The backs of the light strip are self adhering, and they stuck to the paper on the foam core really well.

Here's the photobooth set up, with Alduin the World-Eater for scale. 

I got some really nice photos out of it yesterday. I used Alduin and my Gundam Dynames model as subjects.

Compare without flash... with flash.

With flash gave me better front detail, but cast some really nasty shadows. I took some better posed shots without flash while I thought about what to do about this. Pushing the model as far back into the box as I can helped some.

I think this one is my favorite shot.
 Also, since these are RGB lights, I turned them to red, just to see what would happen. Interesting and creepy.

Now some shots of Alduin.

Here's the one I took when I figured out how to get better front lighting...

... and here's how I did it.

All in all, I'm really pleased with these shots. I look forward to having something more meaningful to take pictures of. I'm sure I will soon.