Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Light Box on the Cheap

One of the most aggravating aspects of winter, besides the bone chilling temperatures, is the lack of sunlight.  Bad for people, worse for photography. In lieu of moving hundreds of miles south to Key West, I decided to construct a light box on the cheap. I'm also hoping this will help me with my #12, get an Etsy shop up and going, on the 28 for 28 list.

I used this tutorial from the Digital Photography School. The whole set up cost me $2 for 2 pieces of poster board. 

The light box under construction, before the fabric panels

In action. Yes, the lighting is totally jimmied, but it works for on the cheap!

The results:

An anniversary gift from Scott

Dog Treats from Christmas

A little penguin friend

I'm pretty happy with the results! I also took pictures of a few pairs of earrings, I will be posting soon hopefully for some feedback, and eventual posting in my shop. 

Also, here's a link to a fold up version my shutter buddy Amy made over at Drawings in Montion. Much easier to store. :)


Amy Kingman said...

AWESOME photos!!! That turned out great! I linked your tut on my blog for others to check out. Very nice results. :D

Jen said...

Looks great Steph. You and Amy have inspired me. Looks like I have a project for next weekend!! The pictures look awesome.