TIP #1: Shooting close-ups on a light box
by Steve & Carol Shelden

Using a 9" x 12" color corrected light box, we composed our subjects looking for interesting overlapping shapes with varying light showing through. We took a meter reading off the subject and bracketed our exposures by 1/2 stops in both directions. We used a Nikon 55mm macro lense stopped down to f/16. Since shutter speeds are very slow using 100 asa film, it's important to use a tripod. See samples below.

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