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    Light Box Fabric?

    Been reading on line about DIY photo light boxes, I'll like to know what is a good fabric to use? I'am still reading up so I don't have too much knowledge about it.
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    A lot of people use white muslin. Its kind of like a bed sheet type material. Hope this helps.

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    I use muslin to diffuse the lighting.
    But I photograph my snakes on a white poster board to keep the surface smooth and clean.


    Example.
    Not my photo, but my set up looks exactly the same
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    white muslin
    Muslin? Have to look that up hopefully I can put some up at the local craft store.


    But I photograph my snakes on a white poster board to keep the surface smooth and clean
    On some sites they use were white foam boards.
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    Re: Light Box Fabric?

    If you have a Joann fabrics, they carry muslin.
    If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

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    If you have a Joann fabrics, they carry muslin.
    No, I have a hobby lobby and a Michael's at my local mall.

    Where can I also pick up some plain poster boards?
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    Re: Light Box Fabric?

    Quote Originally Posted by jessica87 View Post
    No, I have a hobby lobby and a Michael's at my local mall.

    Where can I also pick up some plain poster boards?
    Michael's will carry poster board, I don't know if it will have muslin. (My local Michael's doesn't have a fabric section and my Jo-Ann's has a huge one. No Hobby Lobby here.)

    One quick suggestion: Jo-Ann and Michael's accept each others coupons. Check both their websites before you go and print out whatever you find.
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    Re: Light Box Fabric?

    You can also get the poster board at your local Dollar Tree if you have them. Or Target.
    If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

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    You can also get the poster board at your local Dollar Tree if you have them
    That sounds like a winner, I have plenty of those around here, I like cheap lol..

    Look's like I have a project for this weekend..

    Oh light's, my light box will be all white, what kind of bulbs to get and wattage would be good?
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    Re: Light Box Fabric?

    Get daylight bulbs. Use at least 3 or more, otherwise the photo lighting isn't that even.

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