I have been wanting to try out some new techniques and equipment with photography for a long time. I was highly restricted previously living in a 500 sq foot condo. It sure didn’t leave space for much photographic experiment or equipment.
Now that I have a personal space for an office and a studio space, it has allowed me to try more techniques and DIY photographic projects.
Recently I built a photographic Lightbox that is particularly useful for product and detail photography. Of course there are those out there that are willing to spend 100’s of dollars on a professional grade element, but why spend all that money when you can get the similar, if not exact, results?
What you will need:
- A large box
- Box cutter
- White bristle board – use the matte side if there is a glossy side.
- Packing Tape
- A diffusing material such as fabric or wax/ parchment paper
- Two to three lamps depending on your box design
- 2 LED or 100W bulbs
I built two boxes, one with two light slots, one with three light slots. I spent about $35 CAD on both boxes. This is what the finished project looks like:
There are tons of fun videos all over the internet that will direct you how to create these very useable pieces in your photographic endeavours. We will present some of the latest work using this piece for the next week so stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram page.
Do you have any great DIY ideas for photography? Share your favourite projects and videos with us. For easy-to-create instructions for this particular light box, please check out the video here.