Sometimes I cannot get outside in a location that will allow me to take interesting photographs or the weather just won’t allow it. But, I still want to use my camera to take photographs so I’ll try setting up a still life of some sort. At one point, I read about light box photography and saw some beautiful flower images that a photographer, who teaches the technique, had taken. I had the pleasure of attending a weekend seminar in late fall of 2017 where someone demonstrated this technique. The technique is not about putting an item in a three-sided light box to get a commercial photo, but instead about using a flat light box where the subject is laid directly onto the flat light box to create a work of art. The technique does require that you use a processing program after taking the shots to obtain the best possible effect. It also helps to use a macro lens to get close enough to have the image fill the frame and a tripod is required as you set the camera on the tripod and shoot down onto the light box and subject. Light box photography is a productive way to keep photographing through harsh winter months or when you just can’t get outside in the right location to take photographs.
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