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Old 08-05-2008, 00:08   #1 (permalink)
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In the staff room...

Well - it arrived today - my NEW light tent...it was delivered to work, and the staff watched intently as it burst into life as a 3' square tent which refused to be returned to its original circular shape (and fit into it's 12" round bag...)

Following a telephone missive from my beloved, that I was "not to worry " - ie he "would sort it out", four teachers came to my rescue and wrestled the tent to the ground (one had experience of a toddlers beach refuge).

Safely despatched to its' bag (which promptly burst), I realised that instructions were not included. And I also have a selection of colourful backdrops for the light tent..which must go somewhere..

This is not directly related to photography... as at least five teachers are now (vaguely ) interested in the missing instructions...

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I have heard similar stories about these things. The secret is to get two muscular trapeze artists to wrestle it into submission whilst simultaneously securing it with a spare length of anchor chain from the Titanic.

Alternatively put a lamp inside it and swear you saw something similar on Grand Designs.
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Indeed - but how the h*ll do you use it?
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I have one!. Gave up trying to fold it to fit into the bag and I'm a qualified engineer....Kenny
 
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The idea is to put a vase of flowers* inside and shine bright lights** through the walls while poking the lens through the hole in the front. The fabric should disperse the light and give even illumination without the shadows you'd get from direct illumination.

* Or the Still Life of your choice.

** Desk lamps, flashguns, a small thermo-nuclear device or whatever you like, as long as the colour temperature*** of all the light sources is the same.

*** You have to use the same sort of bulb in each lamp. If you have a tungsten bulb on one side of the light tent and a halogen or fluorescent lamp on the other, you'll never get the colour balance right across the whole of the image and will have to resort to ****

**** Mono.
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Ahhh - get the picture....
I haven't used it yet...I'm still trying to build up the courage to let it out of the bag - just about took my arm off last time I did it!
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Had a good laugh.......................... until I realised that these are the people teaching our kids! We're doomed....... all doomed (to quote 'Headcases')
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