Posted by Chris Buzon on
I’m really interested in doing macro photography - that is really the point of this blog. I have decided start a project, I am going to build myself a light table to do macro work on! From what I can tell (and from experience using said light tables) this is what I need.
1) A large peice of translucent* plexiglass. *not transparent!*
2) A metz flash, or similarily powerful flash or strobe unit. Since this is gorilla-lighting, I will use a flash unit.
3) A stand - probably made of angle-iron bolted together. It needs to be more than waist high. Chest high for me is probably best (about 5 feet up)
4) Lighting gels (optional)
5) Clamps, or tools to set the plexi into the stand.
Done! Well, I think anyway. I will add photos of the development of this object as I make/find them. It might very well be easier and cheaper to buy one. I hope not though, I like projects…
*update* - I have found exactly the item I am hoping to make. Price is 129$US plus shipping. I figure if I can make it for less than 129$, I win.