DIY Light Box

Pasadena, TX
514 5 10
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A few Boxes users asked about my photo setup so I thought I'd share this with anyone wanting to improve their photography! (Note: I am by no means a professional photographer. I simply looked up a DIY light box online and experimented.)

-cardboard box with the sides cut off (1-1.5 inch border on left and right sides and top)

- 100w natural daylight bulbs (LED if possible, doesn't generate heat)

- white poster board to curve along the back of the box and give that infinite space look

- white tissue paper or other thin, white cloth (if using tissue paper you must use LED lights or they WILL catch fire...)

- digital camera or smart phone (any camera with a macro feature, really)

- tripod (optional)

This whole setup cost me around $20. There are other options and variations of making a light box, including open light studios and different colored backdrops. This option just works best for what I need.

Hope this helps!

Happy collecting!

#photography #lightbox #DIY

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Love that you are sharing this! I have a life size one since I shoot clothing all day. Very cool!

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I like it!

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@vampirelouie bigger the better. Some of my bigger sixth scale guys don't fit in this one. Can't wait to see your photos!

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@ant I actually found a 24" light box on eBay for $40 and bought it. That should be big enough for everything inc collection but a few pieces.

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@vampirelouie do it! I'm actually saving up for a nicer setup myself.

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So I was looking into making one of these, because your photos on here are amazing. While checking things out I came across a portable 16" light box on Walmart.com for less than $40. It comes with multiple color backgrounds, lights, tripod, and a carrying case. I think that is what I'll be going with. Hope you don't mind, ant. Just posting that for others that might not want to actually build one. :)

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Awesome setup! I've started using a large white poster as a cyclorama (infinite space look) but I'm only using room light. I plan to buy myself some softbox lights eventually as I need them for my filmmaking :)

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I'm totally going to try this!

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I was wondering how you managed those amazing photos

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This solves that mystery ­čśÇ

514 5 10

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Pasadena, TX


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