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    Have been taking pictures all day with my new light tent......All the pics are coming out far darker!!! My original pics look far better.....advice please

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  • #2
    What lights are you using wth it? Also what sort of exposure are you using?

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    • #3
      Am using a daylight craft lamp....but think I need something a lot brighter and to have 2 of them......feel disappointed that i didn't forsee this problem
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      • #4
        i use one of these http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/0027162.htm

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        • #5
          Loody i think the "with tent" have more clarity I think its just a matter of the right light
          Wow Cj thats heavy duty - but your pics are good !
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kiamyka View Post
            Loody i think the "with tent" have more clarity I think its just a matter of the right light
            Wow Cj thats heavy duty - but your pics are good !
            lol yes it is a bit, but I could never get enough light. With this I have it at a slight angle, rather than full on one of the sides. Just takes a bit of experimenting. But for £10 you can't beat it!!
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            • #7
              if I take photos with my light tent alone they come out that dark. I use a bright craft light either side of the tent, shining right against the side of the light tent.

              I also have to fiddle with the exposure settings and white balance on the camera and always use a tripod. Finally the images are processed with photoshop etc.

              So I wouldn't give up hope just yet - you just need to find the right combination of things to tempt the images out of all the chaos!

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              • #8
                I don't know if its the same these days with all the technology but light meters always used to give a setting for average range of tones so if there was a lot of highlitews (white in a picture it would come out grey. i believe this is what is happeing to you so even if you used sronger lights the results would be similar. What i believe you need to do is compensate the exposure by adjusting the settings on the camera
                exposure adjust +1,+2 or in old money open up by 1 to 2 stops or halve,quarter the file speed (ASA) setting. As has been said though a tripod is necessary as if you uses a small aperture to get a good depth of field the shutter speed will be slower and give blurry picture through camera shake.
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