Sunday, September 27

Improvised Photo Studio... Part Deux

I say "part deux" because I posted about this 4 years ago (click here to see).  I have used the D-Flector by Sharpics for almost 5 years. It really worked great for me - I was able to get good pics of my projects.  Sad to say, this product is no longer available.  Even the Sharpics website is now up for sale.  With natural lighting, my daylight OTT Lamp, and my craft room's daylight light bulbs, I didn't even need the two lamps shown below.  

I guess I used it so often that it finally gave and the base broke.  I bought another type of mini photo studio from a local store, but it didn't work for me.  Since I still have the white (silver and black too) D-Flector background, and I thought I can improvise and make something to replace the base.  

But for now this is what I came up with.  

I attached a couple of paper clips to my 12 x 12 cardstock organizers, then I hung the D-Flector background.  

This is how it looks like when it's not being used.  If I need to get 12 x 12 cardstock, all I have to do is lift the D-Flector background.

When I need to take pics, pull open the top 3 drawers of my metal fixture and lay the D-Flector background on it.  Then I'm ready to take pics.

I might think of other ways to improve this system, but I am very satisfied with this one right now.  

'Til next blog!

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