Happy with a light cube


posted on 25th of august, 2011

I recently bought a new 80x80cm light cube.

Before I tried different sizes, but 150x150cm was too big for my room and 60x60cm - too small for most of objects I planned to shoot. 80x80 is perfect size!

I also tried to build light cubes from tripods and paper, but the construction wasn't too stable, occupied much space and took forever to be removed and placed back. The real light cube can be folded and unfolded in seconds - another advantage.

I'm so happy now! Isolation is no more a problem, because the cube makes the background lighting so soft that all it's structure disappears, after which I easily get rid of it with a couple of magic wand clicks.

Also the walls of light cube help to fight useless reflections of room furniture on shining surfaces :)

So, I would say this is one of the best pieces of equipment which photographer can buy just for about 50-70$ (mine is from Raylab and cost me 65$ including delivery).

Here are some examples of what I've done with my new toy.



Comments (14)

Posted by Onime on August 28, 2011
great pics.
Posted by Julia161 on August 27, 2011
Hi, Imants. I'm not sure about this, because the cube becomes like a tent and reduces the amount of light. May be it's possible to use it if the sun is very-very bright, but may be not.
Posted by Harrower on August 27, 2011
If I don't have studio lights, is it possible to shoot outdoors with this cube and use only source of light - sun?
Posted by Jdanne on August 27, 2011
Thanks for the info!
Posted by Lobe on August 26, 2011
Thanks for the helpful information
Posted by FabioConcetta on August 26, 2011
Thanks for sharig, great result ^_^
Posted by Mariaam on August 26, 2011
Great results! Congrats! :)
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on August 26, 2011
Beautiful images, now I have light cube envy ;-(
Posted by Alerizzo78 on August 26, 2011
Hi, Alessandro! For these shots used 2 studio flashes - one behind the object (about 45degrees up and left) through the light cube, and the other directly to the object (from about 30degrees up and right) with a tubus covered by a piece of white cotton.
I tried to use both flashes through light cube, but didn't like the results - the picture looked flat and the colors dull.

Hi Julia! Thank you so much for the info! I have a light cube, too, and I had some decent results using it, but I've never tried with two flashes (mainly because I just own one flash... :P )
Posted by Egomezta on August 25, 2011
Your images look great. Good job.
Posted by Laurasinelle on August 25, 2011
Thanks for sharig, great results!
Posted by Julia161 on August 25, 2011
Hi, Alessandro! For these shots used 2 studio flashes - one behind the object (about 45degrees up and left) through the light cube, and the other directly to the object (from about 30degrees up and right) with a tubus covered by a piece of white cotton.
I tried to use both flashes through light cube, but didn't like the results - the picture looked flat and the colors dull.
Posted by Mani33 on August 25, 2011
Great results! Thanks for the advise! :)
Posted by Alerizzo78 on August 25, 2011
Nice! What are you using to light your subjects?



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