Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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"Bigger IS Better…"

Remember the posting I did a few weeks ago on my mini photo cube? Well, say hello to the mother of all cubes! For those of you who live in states that have gorgeous weather year ’round (Leslie, I am talkin‘ to you sister) you won’t need to read this. For the rest of us who have been freezing our collective bunzola’s off these past few weeks—read on! I was so in love with my baby cube I had said to myself….”Gee, I wish they made these in big sizes.” And as luck would have it, as I was searching for the info to post on the little one, guess what I ran across. The MOTHER OF ALL CUBES! This little lady is 60″ tall. Perfect for photographing the big stuff. The painting you see in the cube is 30 x 40in. I tried shooting several different ways, but the best for me was to use the natural light, camera on tripod approach. The cube is a light nylon type fabric that lets light in but gets rid of the glare that can happen on an oil painting. I bought it on ebay for around 70 bucks. This is something you could actually share with an artist friend since you don’t need to use it everyday. Or you can just order one for yourself and flip it on it’s back and let it double as a playpen or laundry hamper when not in use….:)
Seriously, the only complaint I have with it is……it’s supposed to roll/fold/collapse and go in this little black bag that it came in. Haven’t figured that one out yet. So for now it is semi collapsed and lurking in a closet…:)

All the photos in my new book were photographed using this.

And as to my book……Thanks to all of you who have commented on, purchased , and put some on hold for the opening…..it means so much!! If you haven’t seen my book, “Let There Be Love“…, you can click here to check it out.

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  • Ken Swinson - April 4, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Hi Dreama,
    Thanks for sharing this! I have started painting 30×40″ canvas and the size is difficult to get a high resolution scan with a scanner. I was researching ways to photograph art, and discovered your article! 3 years later, are you still using the light tent, or have you discovered a better way to photograph your paintings? Thanks KenReplyCancel

  • Pati - February 12, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    Hi Dreama – Thank you for the information on the Light Tent,ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - January 29, 2010 - 7:40 am

    I was wondering if there was a beast like this! The large ones are the ones I especially have trouble getting shots of (with decent lighting & all). Thanks for showing this!ReplyCancel

  • dominique eichi - January 21, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Wonderful info and the rice is right. BTW what company did you go with to make your book ?ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - January 19, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    What a great idea. I thought it was a hot tub. lol. ‘loved your book and your oil paintings. I paint in wc so these really inspired me.ReplyCancel

  • LSaeta - January 16, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    Even though I do live in sunny California I bought one of these. I am no longer pressured by sunset time. I can’t tell you how many times I have raced to finish a painting before it gets dark. Now there is no pressure. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Furrow - January 16, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Wow, that is BIG! Love your blog and love your book AND love your work. Very inspiring.ReplyCancel

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