January 24, 2012
Tutorial Tuesday
Welcome to our very first Tutorial Tuesday photo challenge! Branson of My Reflection of Something and I will be bringing you a new challenge every week, to stretch your shooting and editing skills. This week, we are starting with a shooting challenge so be sure to check her page for full details. I’ll be back next week with an editing tutorial.

This week, we revisited a tutorial by my friend, Rosie that encouraged us to create our own lightbox. I actually made one last year after seeing her original tutorial so I was excited to bring it out and use it again. I only wish I had spent more time shooting this weekend instead of waiting until last night (after my jewelry party). In case you’re curious, here’s my setup (not perfect, but you get the idea):
Lightbox Setup
I created the box using Rosie’s instructions, then set it up in my dining room and used whatever lights I could find to illuminate the sides. I wish I had more mobile lighting. Like any photo shoot, I like to get different perspectives. My first shot seemed completely flat (SOOC below) – what do you think?
Phone Booth SOOC 1

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With my next shot, I turned the phone booth at an angle. Much better in my opinion. Here’s my SOOC: 
Phone Booth SOOC 2

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Of course, I had to edit it too…but today is not about editing so I didn’t document my steps. However, if you saw my edit two weeks ago (click HERE), the same concepts apply.
Phone Booth 2 EDIT RS

Ready to join in the fun? Here’s how to do it:
1. Visit Rosie’s tutorial and build your lightbox.
2. Choose your favorite shot (or more!) to share with us.
3. Don’t forget to grab the button for your post!
4. Link up between now and next Monday on Branson’s Blog.

Tutorial Tuesday

Don’t forget to come back next week for an editing tutorial. In fact, if you have any specific editing requests or photos that you would like me to edit, please send me an email.