Playing with lighting…

I attempted to build a “light box” today. (don’t think that’s the proper name, but whatever) I basically built a cardboard “frame” out of a box, wrapped it in tape, then covered it with a white sheet. It’s big enough for horses such as Ruffian to fit in nicely. (not tall enough for silver however. I’ll have to modify it later.)

My only issue is lighting.

I think everyone has this problem when photographing their collection. At least I do.

With this box, as well as lamps clamped to the sides and above it, I’ve gotten better lighting then ever before. Sharpen up in photoshop and voila! A decent picture.

I wish my light was more white though, and less yellow. Which means that sometime I will have to invest in better lamps…

Until then this will do. I’m still not very happy with the results. I need to experiment more.


On another note, my Bluegrass Bandit is modelling a simple halter I made quite a while back. It’s a little too big for her, especially under the chin. I made it to fit another horse originally. Bandit will need another one of her own. In light blue maybe…

And here’s the Arabian halter I was working on:

Not quite finished but getting there. I still need to sculpt the cowries and beads. 🙂 The red one was nearly done too, but something about it is really bothering me. I’m thinking of changing the colors I used… it might make it look a little better. At least I hope so!


Until next time…

7 thoughts on “Playing with lighting…

  1. Those are sooo cute. My daughter and I had horses. She had a quarter horse, I had a paint.

    And my son built his own light box. Maybe I’ll do a post on that.

  2. I looked at all of the things on both your sites and WOW am I impressed, your talent is amazing! You’re a wonderful person and I know how proud of you your mama is. Hopefully someday we’ll get to meet.


  3. I like your blog! I especially like the pictures at the top. My daughter, who is six, loves horses, too. Her dad built her a big stable out of wood to keep all of her small horses and ponies in.

  4. what kind of braid/weave/thingy did you use for bluegrass bandit’s lead rope? It looks great on her even if it has a few fitting issues. My horse, (well technically he’s not mine, I ride hime for lessons) Lumpy, is HUGE but he wears a cob size halter even when he could probably easily fit in a small draft halter.

    1. It’s twisted embroidery floss. I think I twisted it together in one direction, then folded it in half and let go so it would twist back on itself. I’m not really sure if that made sense. XD I haven’t made them that way in years!
      And yeah – it doesn’t fit her very well does it? Ha! The arab one makes me cringe now too. I ought to get it out and shorten that chain….

  5. Thanks, and I think I’ll figure it out! When I made my first arabian halter the chain needed to be shortend also. I used another tackmakers work for a reference and later found out that she wasn’t very correct – that’s the nice way to put it.

    Devon Comstock♥♥♥


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