learning to use the light box

Now that I’ve built a light box, I need to learn to use it. My first project was square nails. Square nails may be a mildly interesting feature of our old house, but after photographing them for a couple weeks, I don’t find them one bit interesting any more.

So, I will introduce Kimono Girl. Here’s a shot with light coming from above and both sides of her:

In this next shot, I used very low ISO, turned the lights out, and used the on-camera flash. I like how the backdrop disappears, but the flash washes her out. She looks flat without shadows:

I tried a few shots with the light coming from the left. I like how the backdrop has dimension, except it appears bluish black. Her hair seems a bit blue, too. This shot may be a little dramatic for Kimono Girl: