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LCD Soft Light

I am on the road a lot. There are three things that are always with me: a cell phone, a camera, and a notebook computer. While on the road, I use the notebook computer to process my photos, keep in touch with folks, and update this web site.

One day I found a new photography use for my notebook computer on the road. I was sitting at my parent's house, playing and observing the difference between a SD Card and a MMC Mobile Card. The contact pins on the bottom are different, yet compatible. So I wanted if shoot a comparison photo of the contacts.

No matter how I positioned the lamps, the polished contact pins would create glare and uneven lighting. What I needed was a big soft light, which I have at home but not at my parent's house.

At the time, I was looking at the "LCD Lightbox" thread in our user forum. I thought maybe the same technique could be used. So I loaded up Notepad on Microsoft Windows XP and maximized it to full-screen. I then turn off the lights in the room and placed a white envelop under the memory cards. Tilting the LCD over the cards, I created the environment shown below.

The LCD isn't terribly bright. But it is big enough to create even lighting on the memory card pins.

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Chieh Cheng
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 02:37:54 -0800

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