Saturday, July 24, 2010

DIY photography light box

After all my light-for-photography woes, the Boy built me a light box! He used this tutorial.
Gathering materials; cardboard box, poster board (or in my case, the back of an Ikea Billy bookcase), scissors, tape, measuring tape, baking paper.

Cutting windows in the sides, which were then covered in baking paper, and the poster board cut to size and slid in.

Taa daaa! We lined up lamps to shine in and took some test shots. I need to change the wattage of my bulbs to a) be brighter and b) all have the same brightness, but overall it's a definite improvement, and sure beats waiting for the sun!

I'm looking forward to posting my Flea Market Finds with the help of my handy-dandy new lightbox tomorrow. Yay!


Rebecca said...

thats really clever, I must remember this!

Elizabeth said...

Awesome, I want one too...I wonder if my boyfriend will stumble upon this great idea???

Susan said...


I thought this was such a great idea I've added a link to it on an upcoming post on my blog about starting your own label.

Thank you for sharing!

herman and ivy said...

Oh my gosh, this is AWESOME!
Thanks for showing it in step-by-step too!

JANE said...

Thanks so much for this tip, Pepper! Just fabulous and what I was looking for today when I was getting shadows in my photos. You're the best!