I was building all this stuff when I started Mechanical Engineering and always taking pictures for documentation. The photos were always disappointing considering how much time I spent on each project and that it was the only piece of documentation I would keep (some of the pieces I still keep around as junk).
I started reading up product photography and how to take good pictures of objects and since I become obsessive about anything art or tech related I decided to go ahead and build these giant soft boxes.
Soft boxes are meant to diffuse light and are used in product photography a lot to illuminate object evenly They smooth out surfaces and de-emphasize lines so they’re also good for shooting people with bad skin (eewwww!). By overexposing you can create that professional look of an all white background.
I think this project is what got me thinking seriously about photography.