DIY Light Box


This is a project that I have just been itching to do. Not only will it help up the photography level on the blog (hopefully) but it was basically a free project, which is my favorite type of project. I found the idea to make a light box for photographing smaller, stand alone objects on Pinterest, of course. There are lots of different choices on how to go about this project, so I thought I would just link to the search results for you. This is how I did it.

DIY Light Box

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Step one

Gather supplies. You will need a big cardboard box, white tissue paper, a white poster board, a box cutter, and clear tape.

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Step Two

Using your box cutter cut off the box flaps.

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Step Three

Now, cut giant square holes on three sides of the boxes.

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Step Four

Cover the three hole-y sides of the box with the white tissue paper.

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Step Five

Cut your poster board to fit in the box.

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Step Six

Set the box up with lots of lighting around it and in a place with natural light (if possible)as well. I was doing this project in a time crunch so I wasn’t able to place all the lights around that I wanted, but imagine a lot of lights pointing at the three sides with the tissue paper.

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Step Seven

Photograph away!

Check it out. This is an item that I photographed using fabric and surfaces I have around the house.

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Now here it is in my light box.

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I just love this portable light box for pictures! Now, I can use this box to make pieces stand out a bit more without befuddled backgrounds.This is a great project for almost no money! That’s a win!


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