Charles Walbridge Posted February 26, 2014 Report Share Posted February 26, 2014 I've put together a cheap and quick lighting array for making RTIs of daguerreotypes we have in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I used lighting equipment we have in the photo studio, LED spots we use in the galleries, and about $30 worth of lamp wire and cord switches. The light stand I've used has wheels, so now two of us can shoot the 48 source images for an RTI in about 10 minutes. Because the four lights on the array are the same distance from the object, I can position the array at 12 o'clock, measure the distance to the object with my fancy RTI string, and then turn the lights on and off from the cord switches on the individual lamps. Then I'll roll the stand to the one o'clock position and repeat the process. I've put up pictures of the array on a Google Plus page here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112094054932297248042/112094054932297248042/posts and I can share them with the RTI community on Facebook too. Let me know what you think -- Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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