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HappyHiker22 Jul 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

So here's my first attempt at using a 7gbp light tent. I usually just take the photos in daylight, but thought this might them look better than they really are.

I've used 2 spotlights, left and right of mini. There's a lot of shadows though, what am I doing wrong ?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Do you have diffusers covering the lights?

Add an overhead too.

attilathepun47 Inactive Member22 Jul 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

Judging by the cast shadows, you are not getting equal illumination from both sides. What you have is fine, if you want a realistically dramatic look. But if you don't want details hidden in shadow, then you need a soft diffused light coming from all directions. As Crispy said, try adding another light or two.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 11:11 p.m. PST

Try moving the lights farther away from the sides.

Try moving the minis around inside your light tent.

Try pointing the lights up or down or back and fourth.

Maybe move the camera closer.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

HappyHiker23 Jul 2017 2:30 a.m. PST

Thanks, off to asda(Walmart) for more lights it is…

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