Saturday, October 2, 2010

DIY challenge # 1

I have always wanted to try making my own light box for various and sundry photography. I'm not entirely sure what got into me this afternoon, (actually I do know, it was homework procrastination) but I found this amazing tutorial that seemed so doable I simply had to try it out for myself. I had to, ya hear? had to.

Here is the link from the 'tute' I used.

I basically used all of the same supplies from the tutorial verbatim...but here is a pic of how I made the actual box and what I used.

For the box itself, foam board, scissors, exacto knife, white duct tape or masking tape, and a yard stick should do nicely. The tutorial says not to use duct tape, but I'm a rebel. I'll let ya know how this works out for me.

I cut my notches just like he said to. Sometimes I like to listen.

Please pardon cluttered dining room table and poor picture quality. This is the box before I trimmed down my excess edges and cut out my "trap door"

I picked up a few inexpensive clip lights at Lowe's I really wish I had gotten a fourth one. What was I thinking? But anywhosies...this is the box, trap door and all. Ta-Da!

Here are a couple of pictures I took to demonstrate.

The necklace I was wearing.

The nearest book sitting on my work table. I love this book. Soon I will show you it's bounty.

So, there you have it! My version of the world's most awesome tutorial for a home made lightbox. I would say, from start to finish it took me about one hour, and total cost was roughly around $40 but only because I needed lightbulbs, otherwise I would say about $38 :)


1 comment:

  1. I am sooo going to have to make one of these!! Thanks for sharing Mary!