Milk Carton Method

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Milk Carton Method

New postby Stephan » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:27 am

I have seen several references to the MILK CARTON method of taking pictures.
I have seen a few examples and they look good but I have not been able to find an explanation of exactly how the method works.
Anyone here heard of it ??
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Re: Milk Carton Method

New postby dweiss17 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:06 am

Stephan:

Go to a dollar store (here in the USA) buy a 3-quart jug, cut top off so jug sits flat on cut off part,
drill hole on bottom of jug to fit the camera lens into it. now you can take close-up pictures with your
camera...I use the window sill picture window in the later afternoon. The plastic of the jug is a diffuser
that's ideal for taking pictures of metal parts. the glare is practically gone.

Simple system...but it works. At least that's how I use the plastic jug. Others may have different ways.

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Re: Milk Carton Method

New postby veritas » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:23 am

Hi Dan is this a jug or carton.I ask as cartons here are made of cardboard, but milk is sold in plastic jugs as well
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Re: Milk Carton Method

New postby dweiss17 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:18 am

You must use plastic.

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Re: Milk Carton Method

New postby veritas » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:45 am

Thanks Dan. :D
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