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.
LCD Soft Light.jpg
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 02:37:54 -0800
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Title: LCD Lightbox
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