Friday, April 2, 2010

DIY: Photo Light Box

So I was reading online that you can make your own photo light box at home without spending a ton of money.  I went to Walmart this week and picked up a few items to make a budget photo light box for still life photography.  I intend to shoot things in the photo box and then paint them if I like the results. Here is what I used to make the photo box:

1.  Large box from Walmart
2.  1 yard of black fabric from Walmart
3.  An x-acto knife
4.  A piece of black poster board from Walmart
5. A desk lamp
6.  A small folding table
7.  A wood box of some to use as a pedestal for your subject matter

All you have to do is cut a hole in the side of the box, put some black paper inside the box (or another color if you'd like) and set up a pedestal inside the box with your subject matter.  (no picture of this step - sorry!)  Then position the desk lamp so it shines through the hole.  I also experimented by holding the light source in different positions.  If you have questions about this set up, please let me know!    


mariel4985 said...

I've always wanted to try that out! Been working well for you?

BTW, thanks for stopping by the blog! I work on Cedros Ave. for a natural foods company so I got all excited when I saw you were local! :)

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