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hello everybody in today's video I'm gonna be showing you something that allows me to take a really really good cubing photos now it's a product called folio and basically what it is it's a miniature photo studio and a good thing about photos is having really good lighting and this thing provides awesome lighting and good backdrops as well and it's just that overall really good thing so you would need a folio obviously and a smartphone now you don't have to have a smartphone now I have the iPhone 5s and that takes really good pictures but you can also just use your camera if you have a better camera obviously the photos are just turn out better so when you get this thing actually I got it out of the kickstarter program so i don't know how you would get it if you ordered it from the website but i'm going to be using this thing forever because it's really good for cubing full photos anyway so it comes in this sort of cloth bag now this thing that folds up obviously it's called folio and it's a portable studio and it folds up with magnets so there's two magnets here and it just kind of folds when you open it up this way you open it up this way and now you open up these flaps so I've got this thing backwards here so you open up this flap and it's good to kind of bend them back a little bit I'm going to open up this one now each of these flaps has a little magnet right here right there right there right there and it's also got this white sheet inside now there's different colors I'll get to that in a minute so anyways you take this and you fold it and you let the magnet touch each other same with here just like that so now you've got this sort of I don't know opening you know that you can take photos in and here is a place to put 9-volt batteries now there's one there's two now when they first started it was recommended to have one LED strip now the LED strips are located right there you can see those and they bright they're really really really bright like I'll just touch the magnet and you can see or sorry the battery so you can see how bright that is anyways so you do this and then you grab one your backdrop so I'll show you all the backdrops so these are the backdrops that it came with when I got it it comes with a black one now I'm not really too fond of that I prefer the white background myself the gray one I don't even like it all to be honest but you know maybe in the future I'll have something I need to take a photo of that that would you know compliment those kind of backgrounds and then here's the green screen now this allows you to key out the background so you can you don't have to cut around your puzzle for your photos anymore for your thumbnails you can just take the picture and then get rid of the green by using a keying program in what are your editing programs I might go over a little tutorial of this later in a future video and this is the one that I like to use the most it's just standard plain white so let's get rid of these and so the way this works is there's two little tabs inside I should probably do better lighting for this video but that's alright anyway so the tabs hook on to the top there and now you've got this so then you hook on your battery and then the battery sticks on the magnet right on the side and that's very very convenient alright so now let's just click off this light and click off this light so now we've got this little portable studio and you can put a cube in there and then you can take a picture and the backdrop is really good Mouse now these things actually collect a lot of dust so I like to blow blow it out and then you can you know you can take your picture and it's really good right but with two of these lights it's actually a lot better now you can see how much brighter it gets already right just by touching that and then this one just clips on to this side and now you can take a different puzzle this is a wooden puzzle that I actually designed myself and asked somebody to build for me I'll make a video on it soon so you can put that in there and you can take your picture and it works very very well anyways I'm not sure how much this is I got off the Kickstarter program I don't know exactly what it comes with I should have done the research but I didn't so I'll just leave a link to this in the description – orange monkey is the company and you can look up folio portable studio and if you want one you can order one and it's very very good for taking pictures so I'll show you what the green screen looks like you don't actually even have to have this clipped to the top the little clips you can just actually put it in like that like this it's really not a problem it stays so it's not it's not going to go anywhere and then you of course you can now when you're using the green screen of course you can't you know you can't put the green side of the puzzle up and the other problem I found with the green screen too is the lights are so bright that it kind of bounces off catches weight of the green light comes back at an angle and then takes anything that's shiny on top will get a bit of that green reflection and I find that in post when you're taking the green out and you're keying it a lot of the time it keys out part of this so I have yellow on top and that's obviously a lot more reflective it's a lot lighter of a color so in this case I'd probably put blue on top and then I take my picture now you can go right up close or you can come back away and then crop it and that's what I do I kind of get a medium take my picture and then I crop it so any of these guys this is folio I just wanted to make this video you can see how much this really lights up the room here like it's very very bright it's a really awesome way to take pictures that's how I do all my pictures on on Facebook I've been doing a lot of pictures so for instance I'll take a picture like this I'll throw it into you know a picture editor I don't use Photoshop or anything like that I probably just put it in a photo and then I just adjust the balances color it up a little bit and it looks really really good now of course like I said if you're using a better camera you'll get a better photo so this isn't an endorsed advertisement turning like that I actually paid for this they're not asking me to make this video I just really love this thing and I really recommend it it takes the best cubing photos is like perfect lighting perfect backdrops there's nothing wrong with this product and I think it's very reasonably priced for what you're getting and like how you're going to use in stuff so anyways I hope that's helpful thanks for watching guys and I'll see you on my next video