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May 25, 2013

DIY Lightbox

I have wondered how people take pictures with a stalk white background for their blog.  I think it looks so clean and crisp and I have wanted pictures like that for so long.  My friends who is a photographer told me about a light box.  So, being a cheap, broke student I decided to try to make one.  I haven't quite perfected how to take the pictures to make them bright white but I hope to figure it out soon.  Until then, enjoy this tutorial and look for my pictures coming up!

All you need are:

  • Scissors
  • A cardboard box
  • White tissue paper
  • White bristol board
  • Tape or glue
Start by cutting off the flaps of the box.

Next, cut out 3 sides of the box leaving a thin border of box around each.  These sides you cut out with be the top and the two sides that let all the light in.

Next cover these sides with the white tissue paper and secure with tape or glue.

Finally, cut a piece of white bristol board to fit into the box.  You want it you start at the top in the back and curve forward and out the bottom.  

Set the box near a light source (I think you need a pretty strong one because when I tried just with the light of my room it didn't turn out too well).  I will try outside or by really bright lights and show how those turned out.

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