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Old 12-09-2009, 01:35
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Default Re: SWEET DEAL on a photo tent!!!!

Originally Posted by mfurn View Post
I honestly don't see much of a difference in my pre-photoshopped pics from my home-made light box and this one that I ordered. The best part about the one I ordered is that it all folds up together and stores in a neat compact space. I have no dedicated craft / photo area, so I have to find a place for everything when I am not using it. I spent more time fussing with my home-made light nox because a corner would get smashed, the tissue would tear, whatever, when it was not being used. But this little thing works great for me. In my opinion, it was worth every penny.

A little off topic, for those that bought it. Am I doing something wrong. The weight of the pockets that hold the lights seems to pull the tent over. I just propped it up with something, so it's not a big deal, but I'm just wondering if I am doing something wrong.

Oh, I also changed to a white background. I am not photo saavy enough to change my background color with my limited editing program skills and I did not like the blue or grey. I know they are that color for editing reasons, but a white background works best for me and the pictures seem just fine.

Thanks fpr sharing this offer!
I did this on top of my washing machine, so I was able to support the pockets with the dial panel. You have it set up the same way I do.

I always use a white background (unless I need to use black for very pale or white bows.). Did you see that an 8.5 x11 paper fits in there perfectly? It wedges in there! Photoshopping on white is very easy. You can adjust your color by clicking on the pure white background with the white color dropper in the levels adjustment screen & it brightens it right up (if you ever decide to invest in photoshop). I've not tried, but Shelby says its free. Might be worth looking into? is another free photo editing site that might be a bit more user friendly for the novice photo editor.

Originally Posted by brookshomemadegoods View Post
I'm not a good photographer. Any tips? Here is my pic from using my new photo tent.
Do you have your camera on the macro setting? It is really good for getting things in focus up close & captures the great grosgrain texture. Macro setting looks like a little tulip.

Hmmmmm other tips. Never use flash (I said that earlier). Tripods are great for clear, crisp photos. Even great photos need cropping, color balance & sharpening in photoshop. Its a decent photo. I would shoot it straight down though. Flip the tent over so the bottom is open. Make sense? Putting it in that corner sets the bow at a funky angle. I can't tell if it has a yellow-ish hue to it, or not. Shooting on a white background really helps you to tell if the color balance is off. The paper would be yellow too, KWIM?
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