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Lightbox


poetslane e2
11 21 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 1:56PM
Hi, I have been given an A2 size lightbox and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction as to any articles or publications that you help me get the most out of it.

Thanks

Selina

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thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
1 Jan 2011 11:51AM
If anyone in the family suffers from SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, fit daylight tubes and it'll work wonders.

We use the light box when we're sticking prints to overlays.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Jan 2011 6:57PM
Oddly enough, I was browsing though Ebay looking at lightboxes (I want one for back-illuminating small macro and still life subjects). Most of those offered for sale were either as health aids for SAD victims or as tracing aids for tattooists. Hadn't thought of either application.

In the olden days, I used one for slide sorting but threw it out when I was thown out of my darkroom by SWMBO.



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JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
1 Jan 2011 7:09PM
Not sure why you would want articles / publications on how to use a lightbox.

Two tips though Wink

1) Get some black card from the stationers, cut to the size of the lightboc then cut an aperture the size of the negative etc. Then place negative etc over the aperture to view.

That way there is no light spill / distraction from the whole light box.

In fact I have several for a strips of transparencies or an individual frame.

2) In addition I have a couple of "L" shapes which I use for "cropping"
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
1 Jan 2011 7:21PM

Quote:Not sure why you would want articles / publications on how to use a lightbox.


Quote:Get some black card from the stationers, cut to the size of the lightboc then cut an aperture the size of the negative etc. Then place negative etc over the aperture to view.

That way there is no light spill / distraction from the whole light box.


I think your tip shows why an article could be good, although I've never seen one written. I never considered doing that tip - good idea.

Here's a piece I wrote on using L croppers
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Jan 2011 7:57PM

Quote:Oddly enough, I was browsing though Ebay looking at lightboxes (I want one for back-illuminating small macro and still life subjects


A bit off topic but I`ve quite fancied using my 35mm film scanner on leaves and small insects, sandwiched in a glass slide.

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