Photography Training: Shooting Macro on a Light Table


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Shooting macro on a light table

For subjects that can have some translucency, like flowers, maybe some insects, feathers, some glass, or plastic things, there is another interesting way to light your macro shots, and that's with a light table. Now, a light table is what we used to have in a dark room for looking at negatives. You might have also used one for tracing things in art class. It's basically just a box with a semi-translucent covering, and a bunch of lights inside. Now, in the old days, light tables were a lot of different light bulbs, or maybe some fluorescent lights inside. You can still by those kinds of light tables, and they are very inexpensive.

But now we have a new option, which are these LED light pads. This is something called a light pad. It's the model A940 made by Artograph. It's one of their smaller ones. And, the beauty of macro shootings, we don't need a lot of space. What's great about it is its LED lighting. So, when I turn it on, it has a few advantages over a tradi...

Shooting macro on a light table
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Shooting macro on a light table provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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