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Offline DigiDiva

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DIY Infinity Curve
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:12:12 PM »
Has anyone made their own infinity curve? I'm wanting to make a small table top one for my still life images and was wondering how easy it is. I'm guessing you would make a frame, cover plywood in some kind of vinyl and attach it (curved) to the frame.

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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 01:42:33 PM »
Google has  :tup:
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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 02:42:13 PM »
I have seen a few tutorials on this. 

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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 09:14:49 PM »
mmm what is it?

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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 10:16:55 PM »
Not had luck with google......
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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 10:51:39 PM »
Chris is this the sort of thing that you are wanting?
http://www.pictureperfect.co.za/building%20your%20own%20infinity%20curve.pdf

Mate of mine found an old white fibreglass bath and cut the end off, the bit where you normally sit, works perfect for small objects, got it from the local recycle for a fiver. :tup:
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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 11:42:57 PM »
OK, now I know.
I have a home made light box (square wooden thing with sides and top cut out, and has white cotton sheeting around the outside.). We had our local men's shed make a few for our club members.

I put a sheet of upu paper (artist paper) along the bottom and up the back and it has a little edge at the front that stops the paper sliding out.
I can post a pic if that's what you are after?


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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 11:56:35 AM »
You want to look for "shooting table" photography as without the photography you will get lazy Americans with guns on tables. 

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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 01:03:37 PM »
Maybe not exactly what you are after, but when I've needed an infinity curve I've just used coloured paper or card and some Blu-Tack.  These all used A4 but you could use A3 for bigger items.

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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 02:49:30 PM »
Ogga, that's pretty much what I do. Although sometimes I will use a piece of thinnish white acrylic clamped at the front to a workmate and wedged against a wall, firing a flash from underneath the curve to give a pure white background. Tip - don't try this in a freezing cold garage, because the acrylic snaps in half and then you have to go and buy some more. Told to me by a friend. Ahem.
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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 02:59:41 PM »
Good tip, H.  Zack Arias uses a sheet of glossy tile from a hardware store when shooting people on full-size white seamless.  He has them stand on it to get nice reflections of their legs:
http://zackarias.com/misc-photos/dubai-day-04/ 

As with most things this could be scaled down using a sheet of glass / perspex / acrylic.

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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 04:04:36 PM »
Haven't ventured into acrylic or perspex, but have used stiff paper or card (A4 and A3) regularly.
And every photographer should have Blu-Tack!

A cloth, especially if slightly starched, can work too.
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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 05:49:40 PM »
Good tip, H.  Zack Arias uses a sheet of glossy tile from a hardware store when shooting people on full-size white seamless.  He has them stand on it to get nice reflections of their legs:
http://zackarias.com/misc-photos/dubai-day-04/ 

As with most things this could be scaled down using a sheet of glass / perspex / acrylic.

  Thanks for that link, I think I'm going to be spending a bit of time over there.  :tup:
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Re: DIY Infinity Curve
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 06:32:17 PM »
Lots of fabulous ideas. Thanks so much everyone.
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