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Hi all. I recently acquired a few bookshelves which have become the new home for my miniatures and gaming materials. The shelves came with a good out section in the middle and I think it might be the perfect place for a photo set-up. I currently use a white sheet of cardstock as an infinite backdrop with the two 1520 lumens daylight LEDs that I use for painting and a light source from either side. It works well enough but it's just inconvenient enough to set up that I'm looking for change. I figure now is a great time for an upgrade. I'm thinking I've never really worked with lighting and anything electrical so I think that's mostly where I need guidance. I'm hoping I can fasten some LED strips to the walls and top and then run the wiring out that hole that was conveniently cut out of the back. Other than that, I'm thinking I can just tape in a sheet of white poster paper and swap it out if it starts to get too beat up. If I'm really lucky, there will still be room inside to store my camera bag. I also am wondering if some kind of diffusion will be necessary or if the LED strips will have a general enough soft light on their own. I also have to be mindful of wall placement because the arms of the "door" brush against the wall about midway when closed. For the curious, the shelf is about 14" deep, 13" high, and 25" across. And the open "door" is about 14" Thoughts/advice of any kind are welcome! **** As a side note, if the LEDs work well here, Iight try swapping out the old lights in the display cabinets up top. They are a gross old orange color.
Hello all, Since I have registered on the reaper forums, I have had nothing but a great experience. Finally got pictures of my crafting area, and some miniatures that I am working on. Well here it is and I look forward to continuing this thread for a long time to come. I'm always looking to improve; comments and pointer are very much welcome! Here is my work station. Starting out is my office where the epicness ahppens: - 10 points to if you can find the LED Binohead Magnifier that Galladril recommended. My first project was a light box, I think I may make a smaller one in the future. ________________________________________________________________________________ 77019: Orc Swordsman (3) This was my first attempt at using the program GIMP that was recommended to by ub3r_n3rd on this thread.Base coated: Washed with diluted ivory black and the armor plates washed in diluted black ink: I have recently added eyes to the orcs: Yellow with black dots and since I've NEVER done eyes before, this was a HUGH jump! - more to come... ________________________________________________________________________________ 2. 77055: Anval Thricedamned, Evil Warrior: The base is attached to a coin and the gaps are filled in with spackling: