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I was messing around yesterday, using my phone and tablet's LCD screens for lighting. I put a white image on them and used a black hoodie as a backdrop. The screens were the only sources of light. The original images were 14MP, but they were resized to fit this post. I have no clue about photography, and would appreciate some advice and feedback.

Here are 4 photos:

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I have a lot of other photos taken, but I like these best.

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Doesn't look to me as if you need much help, those are beautiful pictures. If you were looking for clear, unshadowed nibs you may want to have a broader source of brighter light, well diffused.

 

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Doesn't look to me as if you need much help, those are beautiful pictures. If you were looking for clear, unshadowed nibs you may want to have a broader source of brighter light, well diffused.

 

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How can I get a broad source of bright, diffused light, without buying studio lights? Not including sunlight, of course. I thought the LCD screens work quite well. Edited by a.zy.lee
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How can I get a broad source of bright, diffused light, without buying studio lights? Not including sunlight, of course. I thought the LCD screens work quite well.

Just buy a couple of pieces of white foam core, 16x20 inches or so and prop lthem up with books (or other heavy objects) and bounce a light source such as a desk lamp into them. Cheap broad light source.

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I particularly like the photo you've chosen for your avatar, with the matte and glossy black background.

 

One simple method for creating soft, diffuse light outdoors is a white umbrella.

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