Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Cheapest Photography Light Box I Could Make

I am learning to take better photos of my work. In my research I found that I need to light my pieces better. While researching light boxes, I came across this wonderful blog called Strobist ( It has all kinds of information on lighting for photographers. There was this one post that described how to make a photo studio for under $10 ( It was very easy to follow and this is how mine turned out. I know its messy but I just threw one together to see if it would really work. IT DOES! My pictures are coming out much better. I don't even have the lights placed on either side and I can still tell the difference.

Here's what you need to make one a box, get it to fit whatever you are photographing. You also need a box cutter, tissue paper, a ruler, tape, and a poster board. For lighting, you need to inexpensive lights. So if you are looking for a way to light your work better, here is a very cheap way to do it. I spent $3.
For complete instructions and a video click on this link

1 comment:

  1. great job on the light box. way to use your creativity to make something to help your biz! you do lovely jewelry! will be checking out your store on etsy!


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