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Picture of Sheila Gilbert
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This is an item for taking pictures of your jewelery or Watches. White Plexiglass.

A, white plastic one of these, (THAT WE MAKE) could (maybe) help with lighting and taking pictures

We may be able to come up with making one of these in different materials and stop using milk jugs.

Funny looking, but could work.
See what you think.

Only one question, where's the light source?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4940585120&fromMakeTrack=true


Sheila
 
Posts: 3119 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
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Sheila i hope you don,t think i am rude but 150 dollars for a piece of plastic is not a realistic investment for me.If i were selling a large number of watches and needed a aid like this one, perhaps i could more justify it.
I use plastic containers and i feel i get decent results, at least good enough for me. Smile
 
Posts: 2135 | Registered: June 01, 2003
Picture of Sheila Gilbert
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Kevin,
My point exactly!
Great Idea, but me and a cheap plastic white bowl could do the same thing.

I sure wouldn't spend that kind of money for such an item either.

So, what type of containers do you use?

Does it reflect well? how do you light your containers?

This picture shows how they connect the camera to the bowl, but I wondered how the lighting was used.


Sheila


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Posts: 3119 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
Picture of Wayne C. Anderson
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Sheila
I use a light fixture glass cover (Home Depot - couple of dollars) and my Oympus lens fits the opening perfectly, and use two OTT-LITE True Color lamps - one on each side.

 
Posts: 888 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
Picture of Wayne C. Anderson
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using only one OTT-LITE you can see the hint of a shadow on the balance.

 
Posts: 888 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
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Yes exactly Sheila, why pay more money when something else will do the job.I used a tupperware container, i put it on edge put my watch inside of it and shone the light source through the side of the container, alot like Wayne here does. Smile
 
Posts: 2135 | Registered: June 01, 2003
Picture of Sheila Gilbert
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Wayne,
Wow! what a great idea!
The picture is great and I like the idea of using something we can all purchase for so little money too. I thought of the light fixture too, but was not sure, so now I can get one and know it will work.

I didn't know about the OTT LITE though. I knew that I needed white light, or a true color one, but with a name I'm sure I will be able to find it now.
I had looked for a white light but they didn't have one that would go into a regular fixture, just a real fancy one.
Now I can check out the lamp store that has everything and actually know what I'm looking for.

Kevin, I had tons of tupperware but I just got rid of all of it. That's OK though, I'll find something, either a tupperware bowl or a glass one, but at least I know now, that I can do this, and it's gonna cost "my kinda price" and not the internets idea of a good price.

I just love it when we can do this.


Sheila
 
Posts: 3119 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
Picture of Wayne C. Anderson
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Sheila
Try the OTT-LITE TRUE COLOR LAMP - they are great for photographs - long lasting - there are always lots of them on E-bay.
 
Posts: 888 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
Picture of Wayne C. Anderson
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And don't forget, good photo editing software is a must for photo's.

 
Posts: 888 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
Picture of Wayne C. Anderson
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And always wear your IHC t-shirt when taking photographs. Smile

 
Posts: 888 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
Picture of Carlos Flores
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this last one is of the outmost importance... priority #1, well adviced Wayne Smile
 
Posts: 327 | Location: Near Mexico City, Mexico | Registered: July 05, 2003
Picture of Sheila Gilbert
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Talk about Loyal! lol Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
I love it.

I will check out ebay for the light, thank you.
(just when I got my ebay all cleared out!)

I would love a t-shirt, but I don't like T's.

Wish we had a patch!
hint, hint


Sheila
 
Posts: 3119 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
Picture of Wayne C. Anderson
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Sheila

 
Posts: 888 | Location: Nebraska, in the U.S.A. Heartland | Registered: November 22, 2002
IHC Member 107
Picture of Brian C.
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Wayne,
Thanks for the tip. I find my pictures come out much better when I'm wearing my Chapter 185 tee shirt. Smile
 
Posts: 1828 | Location: Epsom, New Hampshire USA | Registered: December 14, 2002
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