How to: make a photographer's light tent from a milk jug
Close up macro photography is a good skill for a crafter to have. It lets us show off the most intricate bits of our handmades with the click of the camera. But how on earth do photographers manage to get such amazingly detailed images?
One way is to use a light tent to make sure that your piece is lit all the way round. But if you've spent all your money on a kickass camera, finding a cheaper version of the expensive photography equipment to go with it is always welcome. So this version of a light tent made from a simple plastic gallon milk jug is a winner with me.
The genius idea is from Bill Mullan, is explained by photographer Frank Van Riper over at The Washington Post, along with a few more tips on getting the best from tiny photography. As Frank says it would work just as well for jewellery and other detailed items too.
Upcycling photography win!
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[Coin image from dichohecho on Flickr Image of Bill Mulan © Frank Van Ripper]