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New Card Review: LightBox Photography Cards

Here’s something a little different—LightBox Photography Cards. Not to be confused with the Lightbox, the JavaScript technology or a lightbox, the backlit viewing device, LightBox Photography Cards is a boxed set of 52 numbered photo challenge cards. They are produced by photographer Paul Michael Kane who.

By Jan 27,2016  0

LightBox Photography CardsHere’s something a little different—LightBox Photography Cards. Not to be confused with the Lightbox, the JavaScript technology or a lightbox, the backlit viewing device, LightBox Photography Cards is a boxed set of 52 numbered photo challenge cards. They are produced by photographer Paul Michael Kane who calls the series “Inspiration in a Box.” And if you are a photographer, they really are!

Each card includes a photo challenge—photograph machinery, photograph light, photograph motion, photograph something spooky—you get the idea. The cards explain the nature of the challenge and give a photographic example complete with the example’s camera settings. Icons on the right indicate when additional gear might be used, such as a tripod, remote, and filter. In addition to the 52 photo challenge cards, there are two additional cards included. One card explains the rule of thirds aperture settings, and white balance while the other is a grey card.

LightBox Cards

The cards are more inline with trading card games cards in that they are printed on the sort of stock you’d find on playing cards and have rounded corners. And again similar to trading cards games, each card has a (mostly) common side. The common side features a quote from famous photographers, authors, and others. You’ll find quotes from Ansel Adams, Virginia Woolf, Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag, and many others.

While not a typical trading card set, this is a great series for photographers. And the full set is just $10. Paul Michael Kane tells us the follow-up series (devoted to macro photography) is at press now and a third series with Photoshop tips and tricks for post photo processing is also in the works. You can learn more about LightBox Photography Cards at lightbox-photography-cards.myshopify.com.

 

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