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12/12/2006 09:27:22 PM · #1
I need ideas on making a black shooting box. Black Background in the dimensions of 36in by 36in by 36in. Painted Wood is an option, Cardboard is an option, or maybe buy one.

Any ideas?
12/12/2006 09:30:55 PM · #2
Glue together dowels painted black and then hang a sheet over them?
12/12/2006 09:42:37 PM · #3
cardboard box and some black posterboard ?
12/12/2006 10:03:09 PM · #4
cardboard box lined with black velvet for deep deep blacks
12/12/2006 10:36:28 PM · #5
Black boxes are actually bright orange so that they're easy to see if they need to be recovered.

Oh, that's the airline industry... ;-)
12/12/2006 10:38:53 PM · #6
I'm thinking black foam board would work
12/12/2006 11:13:44 PM · #7
get a cardboard box and a can of flat black spray paint.
12/12/2006 11:23:38 PM · #8
Lol Pug... just reading serious reply's and then I come to your post.. and was trying to figure out how a black box painted orange worked... my first thought was maybe in photoshop orange can be shifted to black easily.. lol

funny guy:)

Message edited by author 2006-12-12 23:25:06.
12/12/2006 11:31:29 PM · #9
Flat black foamcore boards from Michael's is what I use. I use (4) 36x48 to create a box with openning on end (or side) to shoot into.
12/12/2006 11:52:16 PM · #10
I made a 'cube' shape frame with copper conduit pipe and elbows. The elbows get spot welded to stop them from rotating. Its collapsable and moveable fairly easily. I then took a sheet of white (yes I said white) formica and formed it around 3 sides. This is wire tied to the conduit. I use clamp style lights to light my subject.
White will make a black background if you dont add light. so I flip it to where the open side is down and put a black velvet fabric down the back side and the floor. The fibers of velvet absorbs more light than paper/foam board. The longer the 'tunnel' the darker it will be. I shoot at night and light on the front avoiding stray light bouncing down into the tunnel.

I have pics somewhere but I don't have them on the pc anymore. I will see if I can find them and add it later.

ps. They do make a black formica sheet as well.

Message edited by author 2006-12-12 23:55:51.
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