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post #1 of 27
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I've just purchased a photography tent cube to aid me in taking a more professional photo of my cakes. I was just wondering who else uses one? For those members who do use one if they could share some of their cake photos using the tent I would love to take a peek. Thanks
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post #2 of 27
I have never heard of a photography tent cube before but googled it and it looks neat. What size did you get? Just wondering how big of a cake it would hold. I too want a better way to take pics of my cakes. They just don't look professional at all and I want to get nice pics.
post #3 of 27
I don't use a tent cube but I have a pretty simple DIY set-up that gives me pretty good pics.

I have one of the tri-fold cardboard things that kids use for science fair presentations (get it at the craft store). We bought 2 clamp shop lights with the aluminum reflective housings (Home Depot). I drape the cardboard with a white sheet and use the clamps on the lights to hold the sheet in place at the top of the cardboard. Aim the lights down at an angle so the cake is lit from above & the sides.

This cake (& several others in my gallery) was shot using the home rig
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1872386

It's not a perfect setup but it was less than $20 total.

HTH
Kristy
post #4 of 27
Someone recently (probably 3-6 months ago now) posted instructions on how they made one of these. I was looking for those yesterday but, was not able to find them. If anyone knows who it was or knows where the instructions are posted I would love the link to them. Thanks!
post #5 of 27
I also use the home-made version and it works great! It stores flat and it is easy to set up. All of my more recent cakes are photographed using it.
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post #6 of 27
I think if you want a more professional type of photo, you would want to use a cube or set-up like described above. I wouild guess you have bought a very large cube, right, so to fit a tiered cake?
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Originally Posted by SISA

Someone recently (probably 3-6 months ago now) posted instructions on how they made one of these. I was looking for those yesterday but, was not able to find them. If anyone knows who it was or knows where the instructions are posted I would love the link to them. Thanks!



I remember the thread you are referring to... I can't remember the name of the thread, but I had bookmarked the DIY instructions:

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent

someday I hope to get around to making one!
post #8 of 27
Thanks HappyCake.....I think those are the instructions I was looking for.
post #9 of 27
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Thanks for the responses icon_smile.gif I purchased a 36" squared kit with lights & 4 color backdrops. You can see it here http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Photo-Video-Studio-Light-Kit-Set-Soft-Tent-Cube-08-/250755066106?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item3a622aa8fa
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I use one--it works pretty well. I think mine is 48". In my pictures the blue mosaic, the green and brown, the snow cake and the oregon bas relief cake were all taken with it. Mine is really large, so it doesn't work as well with small cakes, but it's great for the tiered.
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I use one--it works pretty well. I think mine is 48". In my pictures the blue mosaic, the green and brown, the snow cake and the oregon bas relief cake were all taken with it. Mine is really large, so it doesn't work as well with small cakes, but it's great for the tiered.



Thanks TitiaM.. I just had to save your blue mosaic cake.. what a treat.. amazing.. love it thumbs_up.gif

Do you use the photograpy lamps with your tent? Yours is HUGE at 48"!! I think mine will still be capable of photographing 3 tiers.. I've never done anything over the 3 tier quota.. yet anyway icon_wink.gif
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post #12 of 27
Thanks, the mosaic one is one of my favorites icon_smile.gif

I use a photography bulb in cheap reflector lamps. Though, the best pictures I take outside on an overcast day--not too difficult in Oregon. I think I could do a 5-tier in mine, but I haven't tried yet.
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I've just purchased a photography tent cube to aid me in taking a more professional photo of my cakes. I was just wondering who else uses one? For those members who do use one if they could share some of their cake photos using the tent I would love to take a peek. Thanks

 

Alaska has so little daylight, and very little good sunlight. At noon today the sun never popped up over the treeline in my back yard.  My photos are always grey and overcast, which makes my colors weird.

 

I'm looking to purchase one of these tents.  They don't seem too expensive.  I pulled up an old thread. 

 

♦ ANY COMMENTS from someone who uses one now?♦

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post #14 of 27
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I'm looking to purchase one of these tents.  They don't seem too expensive.  I pulled up an old thread. 

 

♦ ANY COMMENTS from someone who uses one now?♦

 

I picked up a kit a few years ago for about 120.00 dollars. Came with a cube tent, about 3 ft by 3 ft.  3 lights with stands.

I cant remember the company.  It worked out well.

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  I pulled up an old thread. 

 

 

 

 

I know how it is to pull up old threads : )

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