Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My New Light Box

This was fun! And so helpful especially on cold or rainy days. I used to take my pictures outside in the natural light but once fall came and I had to wear a jacket and my pictures were coming out fuzzy because I was was time to make a light box that I could use in my house.

I used 3 large pieces of foam core board
(cut them to make this kind of shape.)
2-cut into three pieces to make sides (use super sharp-hide them from your kids sharp-box cutters)
3-on top-for some reason this helps by closing in the light so it does not spread away from the area.
2 lamps that are clip-able.
Bought two different ones . The one of the left is a really good one. It is an 8 inch reflector light that you find at Home Depot. It spreads the light evenly. The one on the right works but is not as good. I had to buy a light bulb that had reflector to direct the light where I wanted it. The
2 Light Bulbs
I really like the natural-white light bulbs. Look at the lamps that you buy to gauge the watts. There are a couple of brands. Check with a Home Depot associate. They are usually informative.
Don't use duct tape (it gets icky sticky with the lights on)
Use white masking tape for a clean look
I make jewelry so different kinds of props are good depending on the color and the style of your jewelry that you are photographing.

Side Notes:
Your pictures turn out so much better when you take them during the day near a window.


  1. How cool is that!!! Now I have to go to walmart and staples!

  2. Seriously...I have a lightbox I made out of a diaper box ahahahaha...this one would work MUCH better...thanks for this!


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