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Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:26:59 PM »

Hey all! Here is behind the scene of the cab pictures that I take. I will say first, that I do use a light box that I got second hand. You really don't need a light box as long as you have decent daylight bulb that is diffused. To get the cab to look like it is floating, I stick it to a holder that I made. I use mineral tack putty to stick the cab to the dowel. The cab holder:I took a slice off of a two by four and drilled a few holes into it to accommodate a wooden dowel. The holder is then stuck to the back wall of the light box. If you don't have a light box you will need to have some type of "back Wall" to stick the cab holder too. I also use mineral tack to stick the holder to the back wall. I then slide a background paper onto the dowel. The background can be any color or graduated grey card stock/paper. The paper needs a hole cut into it to slide over the dowel. I then attach the cab to the blob of mineral tack putty that is on the end of the dowel. The putty is pliable so you can position the cab in many ways. When taking your picture, you have to position your camera straight in front of the cab. You have to play with the position of the camera to do this. Your goal is to not to see the dowel. Here are few pics. I found that lighter weight objects like cabs work the best with this set up. Heavier items will not stay in position on the dowel. I found with any set up, you have to practice with it to make it work. Hope this helps. Eric.
Cab Holder:

Assembled Cab holder:

Cab Holder Stuck To Back Wall:

Background Paper With Hole In It:

Ready To Stick The Cab On:

Behind The Cab:

Side View:

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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 07:15:14 PM »

Excellent tutorial.  Thank you! Great information for us to practice with.
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 10:43:18 PM »

Thank you Eric for creating this lovely tutorial!   :hello2:
It is being pinned so it never gets lost!  :headbang:
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 12:30:45 AM »

Well aren't you crafty.

I have a little mini photo box thingy I might be able to try that in.  And a big pvc pipe frame thingy I made thinking tissue paper would diffuse light properly (which it did not- it tore really well though).

I suppose I would need to make some cabs first so I have something to take a picture of...
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 08:17:21 AM »

I suppose I would need to make some cabs first so I have something to take a picture of...

Yes.  :headbang: :thumbsup: :toothy10: :toothy10: :toothy12: :toothy12: :laughing6:
You could do it with that really large agate cab of mine you were cutting.  that would look stunning done this way!
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 09:19:25 AM »

Thanks for this tutorial, Eric!  Clever and excellent way to get really good photos of cabs.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 10:20:00 AM »

Robin - What Eric doesn't tell you is he is always just oozing in cleverness!   :icon_sunny:
He's always coming up with awesome clever ways of doing things.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 11:32:28 AM »

That is wonderful!   Thank you for posting this.   That works out especially well for unset stones, which for me are the very dickens to get set up correctly.
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 11:37:14 AM »

great presentation; now how do you get a 75 # rock sticky tacked up LOL
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 11:38:37 AM »

great presentation; now how do you get a 75 # rock sticky tacked up LOL

You don't.  It tacks YOU up!   :toothy12: :laughing6:
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 06:17:06 PM »

great presentation; now how do you get a 75 # rock sticky tacked up LOL

You don't.  It tacks YOU up!   :toothy12: :laughing6:

You guys are too funny! Thanks for all the nice comments. You can use this on pretty good size cabs. I have used this on a few small mineral and fossil specimens too.
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 07:42:54 PM »

Wow that is a gorgeous fossil!  :icon_sunny:
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 02:07:48 AM »

I suppose I would need to make some cabs first so I have something to take a picture of...

Yes.  :headbang: :thumbsup: :toothy10: :toothy10: :toothy12: :toothy12: :laughing6:
You could do it with that really large agate cab of mine you were cutting.  that would look stunning done this way!

Hint hint.  Really large agate cab...  Let me go check the collection of material I have of yours to cab up...  :P

Wait- which one was that again?????  :PPPPPPPPPP
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 08:11:06 AM »

Hint hint.  Really large agate cab...  Let me go check the collection of material I have of yours to cab up...  :P

Wait- which one was that again?????  :PPPPPPPPPP

Yeah the large semi-circle piece that follows the pattern in the agate.   :headbang:
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Re: Floating Cab Photo Behind The Scene
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2014, 08:14:07 PM »

What's the "name" of that beautiful material?
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