Preparations: A geometrical shape of this kind takes a lot of brainpower to figure out. Luckily Dieter was with us.
Coating the inside of the box with aluminium foil prior to putting it together. This will hopefully carry the light to the corners so that everything is evenly lit.
Taking some foil back off to make room for duct tape.
The inside of the box. As you can see, it's pretty wide but my flash can go 12° so there should be no light blotches on the end result.
The outside of the box: cardboard and tape.
Taken as a test. It seems the corners are well lit.
Out of 6 shots, we ended up using this one for the stencil.
Cutting the stencil after drawing it with free hand, the image onscreen as example. Dieter is quite skilled at this, thank god.
More or less failed shot, taken as test. This should give you an idea how these photos are made.
Try-out. Turned out rather well, I dare say.
The "positive" cut-out.
Our very first "real" attempt: Failure. My bad, I hadn't set the shutter time properly.
Attempt #255: Somewhat satisfactory.
The edited version of #255 turned out rather well. It seems that when I take out the orange tint by lowering color temperature, original colors are restored.
Edited version 2: I chose to keep the colors, in this case. Still needs work, I don't like the contrast.
Attempt #490: Edited version.
Attempt #490: Not bad at all.
Attempt #612: Edited version. Orange tint taken out. I like it, but you can see the edge of the stencil.
Attempt #612: Getting there.