christopherhttp://christopher.myfotojournal.com/Most recent blog posts from christopher.myfotojournal.comen-usSun, 12 Jun 2011 01:14:07 +0000Super Macrohttp://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2011/jun/12/super-macro/<p>I have <span class="caps">LEVELED</span> <span class="caps">UP</span>!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>I got some expansion tubes, which means I can get even closer to the action&#8230;at the price of several f-stops. &nbsp;That makes things harder with *any* wind, because your exposures has to be between 2 and 6 times longer to get the same amount of light. &nbsp;It&#8217;s all good&nbsp;though.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0564.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0562.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0558.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0548.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0537.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0536.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0532.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0524.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0516.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/12/medium_IMG_0508-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0470.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0454.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0431.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0368.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0427.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0383.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0366.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/medium_IMG_0364.jpg" /></p> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 01:14:07 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2011/jun/12/super-macro/Mosquitoes. Lots and lots of them.http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2011/jun/05/mosquitoes-lots-and-lots-them/<p>Check out these&nbsp;photos!</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0364.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0366.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0368.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0383.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0427.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0431.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0454.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0470.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0472.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/06/05/large_IMG_0478.jpg" /></p> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:53:49 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2011/jun/05/mosquitoes-lots-and-lots-them/Blacksmithing!http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2011/jan/31/blacksmithing/<p>Yup - this doesn&#8217;t really fit into my macro blog, but I am posting it&nbsp;anyway!</p> <p>I took a blacksmithing course (two actually), and decided to bring my camera along for the second one. &nbsp;This is a few of the sights, but really - I can&#8217;t do it justice. &nbsp;so&nbsp;fun!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_9976.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_9975.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0221.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0217.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0215.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0213.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0208.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0211.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0202.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0199.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0198.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0152.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0158.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0165.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0169.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0196.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0191.jpg" 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<p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0087.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0076.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0062.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0060.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0021.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0005.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0059.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0002.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0054.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0046.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0032.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2011/01/31/medium_IMG_0058.jpg" /></p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:44:15 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2011/jan/31/blacksmithing/Some old oneshttp://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/dec/19/some-old-ones/<p>I found a few old pictures while cleaning out my <span class="caps">PC</span> - I didn&#8217;t have lightroom when I took these, indeed - I didn&#8217;t even own a decent camera, but I did borrow one. &nbsp;I had not yet figured out how to use macro lenses and live-view correctly - but these still turned out.&nbsp;&nbsp;Enjoy!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8657.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8655.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8653.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8649.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8652.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8639.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8624.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8623.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8607.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/12/19/medium_IMG_8630.jpg" /></p> Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:35:00 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/dec/19/some-old-ones/I'm kinda out of pictures I want to post...http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/nov/07/i-kinda-out-pictures-i-want-post/<p>So, winter in Edmonton is almost on us - if you aren&#8217;t from around here - that means a lot of cold, and a fair bit of snow. &nbsp;It also means that getting out there with a camera (especially with an <span class="caps">LCD</span> screen) &nbsp;is tricky&#8230;dangerous for your camera. &nbsp;Limited chances for cool outdoor macros, and a few weeks of playing around&#8230;I am out of photos to play with - for&nbsp;now.</p> <p>We have a set of pyramids here (seriously) that are made of glass and have unique climates in each of them (there are 4). &nbsp;They house some extremely unique plants&#8230;and I am going to go there! Sometime&#8230;they have rules about this sort of thing. &nbsp;I take a while for each photo - so I need to be out of they way of other people. &nbsp;Could be interesting.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>/Rant.</p> <p>Well, here are the last 2 photos I can find that are close enough to being in focus to play with.&nbsp;Enjoy!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/11/07/medium_hawrelak-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/11/07/medium_hawrelak-1.jpg" /></p> Sun, 07 Nov 2010 19:37:00 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/nov/07/i-kinda-out-pictures-i-want-post/It's been awhilehttp://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/sep/09/its-been-awhile/<p>Work has been killer, and I have been shooting when I can. I had a great weekend with the Steampunk group here in my town, and have shot literally thousands of pics in the last month. &nbsp;<span class="caps">UNFORTUNATELY</span>, my trial of lightroom expired before I could get everything finished up. &nbsp;I just purchased it, so that should be taken care of very very soon. &nbsp;I am aware I could have got a hacked copy without any real trouble, but honestly I <span class="caps">LOVE</span> lightroom - and I want to be taken seriously. That means I will pony up the (honestly) meager amount of cash it takes to buy the program, and my conscience and I can take a breather. &nbsp;In the meantime, visit some of the very talented photographers that also use this site. &nbsp;Next step, upgrade this to a pro-blog. &nbsp;You only live once, you might as well be happy with what you get while you are&nbsp;here.&nbsp;</p> <p>chris</p> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 01:48:00 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/sep/09/its-been-awhile/Another weekend adventurehttp://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/23/another-weekend-adventure/<p>I once was a farmer - a few years ago.&nbsp; I drove trucks, combines, swathers, and a few machines that you may not know of&nbsp;;)</p> <p>This coming weekend I am headed to Vegreville - the home of the Giant egg.&nbsp; I am bringing my camera, and when I get back I hope to add a few goodies to my collection here.&nbsp; For anyone who may be reading, have a good&nbsp;weekend!</p> <p>chris</p> <address>*edit* - <em>Excellent weekend, and a few non-macro photos to boot!.&nbsp; Gotta add a new section, apparently.&nbsp; </em><br /></address> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 23:35:00 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/23/another-weekend-adventure/The Bachelor partyhttp://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/19/bachelor-party/<p>This weekend a bunch of us headed down to McLeod river - an awesome camp site about an hour from Hinton (near the town of Robb). &nbsp;No cell service, no running water (except the river), and no worries! &nbsp;15 guys, a dozen coolers full of food and drinks, and more than 1 or 2 good cameras. &nbsp;The result - a bachelor&nbsp;party!</p> <p>On Saturday morning I got up a bit before 8am - partially because I can&#8217;t sleep when I drink, and partially because I <span class="caps">LOVE</span> camping and usually don&#8217;t sleep much when I am in the wilderness. &nbsp;It afforded me time to cook a pretty decent breakfast for everyone, and then wander off into the woods for a few hours of macro photo madness. &nbsp;I took 400 images, about 150 of which are meant for <span class="caps">HDR</span> work (once I figure out how to do it well). &nbsp;Of the remainder, I selected my favorites to display. &nbsp;Most of them are plants and fungus&#8217; that I found within a kilometer of the campsite. &nbsp;We also found we had a squirrel that would steal peanuts from us - I got a lot of pics of that guy. &nbsp;I was close enough to touch him (her?) - but we had an understanding&nbsp;;)</p> <p>Hope you like&nbsp;them!</p> <p>chris</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-35.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-34.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-37.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-36.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-32.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-26.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-28.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-27.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-29.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-30.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-31.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-25.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-24.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-22.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-21.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-19.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-20.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-18.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-17.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-16.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-15.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-14.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-13.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-12.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-11.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-10.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-33.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/christopher/photos/2010/07/19/medium_MacLeod-1.jpg" /></p> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:13:11 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/19/bachelor-party/Upgraded!http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/14/upgraded/<p>One of my new favorite hobbies is messing around on #empireavenue (www.empireavenue.com) - and now they have upgraded this blog to actually *be* a blog (in their eyes).&nbsp; What does that mean?&nbsp; Nothing, really.&nbsp; It means my stock value goes up more as a result of my activity here.&nbsp; That doesn&#8217;t mean I am going to spam messages or anything, but it doesn mean that more people will be notifiied when I upload or update this blog.&nbsp; <br /><br />I&#8217;m enjoying this, though I have yet to really find a direction (other than Macro) - If you are actually reading this, feel free to suggest some topics.&nbsp; I&#8217;m all&nbsp;eyes.</p> <p>Chris</p> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:37:24 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/14/upgraded/Making a light table, gorilla style.http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/14/making-light-table-gorilla-style/<p>I&#8217;m really interested in doing macro photography - that is really the point of this blog.&nbsp; I have decided start a project, I am going to build myself a light table to do macro work on!&nbsp; From what I can tell (and from experience using said light tables) this is what I&nbsp;need.</p> <p>1) A large peice of translucent* plexiglass.&nbsp; *not&nbsp;transparent!*</p> <p>2) A metz flash, or similarily powerful flash or strobe unit.&nbsp; Since this is gorilla-lighting, I will use a flash&nbsp;unit.</p> <p>3) A stand - probably made of angle-iron bolted together.&nbsp; It needs to be more than waist high.&nbsp; Chest high for me is probably best (about 5 feet&nbsp;up)</p> <p>4) Lighting gels&nbsp;(optional)</p> <p>5) Clamps, or tools to set the plexi into the&nbsp;stand.</p> <p>Done!&nbsp; Well, I think anyway.&nbsp; I will add photos of the development of this object as I make/find them.&nbsp; It might very well be easier and cheaper to buy one.&nbsp; I hope not though, I like&nbsp;projects&#8230;</p> <p>http://www.cowboystudio.com/product/c09/p0911-04.php</p> <p>*update* - I have found exactly the item I am hoping to make.&nbsp; Price is 129$<span class="caps">US</span> plus shipping.&nbsp; I figure if I can make it for less than 129$, I&nbsp;win.&nbsp;</p> <h1 class="parseasinTitle"><span>&nbsp;</span></h1> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:03:00 +0000http://christopher.myfotojournal.com/2010/jul/14/making-light-table-gorilla-style/