Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Simple and Easy Lightbox

I always want to buy a small lightbox to take photo of my custom jewellery but they is a better way which cost less than $5 (excluding the equipment ;) ).

Things you need:

  1. A box ~> size depends on how big you want it to be
  2. Tissue paper (white preferable)
  3. White poster paper (for the white background)
  4. Masking tape
  5. Scissor
  6. X-acto knife
  7. Pencil
  8. Ruler

DIY how to:

1. Get your box ready by cutting them into the size that you want and then cut the top and two sides as pictured

2. Lay the white poster paper for background

3. Cover the top and sides of the box with tissue paper and secure with masking tape

4. Viola! you get yourself a lightbox

Here is a sample of a photo taken using the lightbox. This photo was taken without using a spotlight as I haven't bought one (or two) yet and only rely on the room light. You can purchase a minimum 100W spotlight for $10 in your local hardware store and you can put TWO spotlights on the sides of the lightbox to get a better lighting result. You can also add another spotlight if you wish to be positioned on the top of the lightbox. Just play around with the positioning of the spotlight to get the lighting result that you wanted. Have fun!

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