DIY Light Tent: Stay Focused with Doug McKinlay

In this episode Doug show us how to build a home made light tent to save some money.

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Healthy & Safety
Warning: please cut out carefully.
Beware of potential danger when using a sharp knife.

Photos by Doug McKinlay

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Rod Prod says:

If you shoot in RAW, why auto white balance? Why not custom or daylight balanced – it doesn’t matter anyway as it’s RAW?

Stu eightfish says:

Nice and easy construction there. I love building things especially using cardboard, gaffa tape and a stanley knife. Sourcing suitable cloth is not mentioned but school shirts from a popular economy supermarket are ideal, however!
Some months ago whilst looking for said cloth I visited the well known designer store “Primart” and found a Pop Up Laundry Basket selling for £2.99. This turns out to be a superb self supporting light tent that is great for ebay product photos etc. I was disappointed to miss the chance to use my Stanley Knife so I used it to cut a lens flap on one side to increase its versatility.
I’m not dissing building your own but you could rebrand the primart product and sell them to photographers for at least £20 each.

lukas says:

doug, what happen, when a client didn’t like the result of a work? how you deal with it?

Ed Francis says:

Thanks Doug. This is one of those videos where you get to the end and have a brain buzzing with ideas.

Pingyping says:

Good little tip for a cheap light box 🙂

John Spencer says:

Great tip, thanks Doug

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Ira Bruce Levine says:

Thanks for the tip. Very helpful and useful.

Krzysztof Laszczyk says:

I would add some flashes on both sides for better results 😉

fphedman says:

still waiting on the rgb-led lightpaintingstick-tutorial. .

queen15 says:

Great video…I made one for myself …it’s great and works fine for me thanks

james render says:

What a great idea thanks
regards from Scotland

Sushrut Ambaldage says:

simply great..!!

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