Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Photo Light Box


Picked up the daylight bulbs and now the pictures are much better. Now if I can figure out how to keep my reflection out of the picture, I'll be all set.

I used an old cardboard box 15" x 15" x 12" tall.  I lined the inside with tissue paper.  I later added a piece of white poster board that I curved and slipped in. That eliminated the seam that sometimes showed on the bottom back of the box. 

I cut two little holes on either side for the lights. I have a swing arm lamp on a stand on one side,

and an inexpensive clip on lamp on the other.  I already had both lamps.

The hole is about the size of the lamp openings but they can be bigger.

The front of the box.  As you can see I didn't go for appearance over function...

The new pictures of my ornaments are much better. I'm going to play a bit more with flash vs no flash, and other things, but for now I'm quite happy. (click on picture to enlarge)

I still have four wonderful commentors to visit.  See you later...


MightyMom said...


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great box! Thanks for visiting my blog (and being a lurker) :)
My daughter just made a small box for photographing jewelry. Your version may be better suited for that. I've sent her your link.

Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT idea!