The light I used is a R40 Daylight compact florescent light from Home Depot.  This light ideal for use in both recessed and track lighting applications. In the images above, she is gluing the strips of white poster board on the sides of the light tent. Here is the side view where you can see I’ve added the curved part of the poster board. I have noticed that there is a growing need for Etsy entrepreneurs, bloggers, and DIY geeks like myself, to buff up on our photography prowess.
The idea of a light box is to disperse light evenly within a space so the object you’re photographing can be seen clearly and usually with a solid background. Light boxes rely on light being able to penetrate the walls, so whatever material you use, it needs to let some light through. The easiest way I could find to create the drape was to cut two pieces of fabric from the sheet.
Since I’m no seamstress, I decided to use a quick no-sew method to bond the two pieces of fabric together. I used the left over parts of the bed sheet under the bottom of the box to keep everything inside a uniform white. This just proves, though, that even we non-photo-gifted can improve our shots by putting some effort into the setup. I recommend trying something similar if you are a craft blogger or online seller looking to improve your photos without shelling out the cash for a store bought setup.
If you try this or other DIY light box designs, please post or link us to your result photos. Amanda Hill is a part of the content team at pvcfittingsonline, a pvc fittings supplier for industrial, commercial and consumer customers.
I make mine out of cardboard boxes and tissue paper, the thing here is you can change the sizes or toss out the boxes.
My pvc lightbox design rig, with an additional outside cage for hanging 18″ long fluorescent lights and a dual camera rail in front. To see more of his work please visit his studio website blurMEDIAphotography, or follow him on Twitter, 500px, Google Plus or YouTube.
Stefan Kohler is a conceptual photographer, specialized in mixing science, technology and photography.


When he isn't waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses.
The thicker the sturdier your light box will be.  You can search around or as the local department or grocery store if they have one. DO NOT CUT OUT THE BACK OR THE BOTTOM of the box!  You can see by the picture above, I have already cut out one of the squares.  The real key here is to have a brand new blade on your box cutter knife. On the right, You can see that I’ve taken a full size piece of the poster board and glued it to the back of the light box. The fabric is essentially used to diffuse the light as you shine your electric light in through the box holes. The idea behind the curved poster board is that when you take pictures that you don’t see any background lines. I’ve been wanting to build a light box for awhile now to take pictures of makeup products for my blog. Can’t wait to make a light box like this so I can take some good quality photos of my favorite things!
I’m sure you’ve seen and have possibly been the culprit of horrible photo documentation online. That makes light boxes perfect for taking product pictures (which I sometimes need to do for work).
I chose to use white bed sheets because they are thin and can be purchased on the cheap at my local thrift store. If you’re doing this at home you can use desk lamps or direct table lamps (office depot carries them at inexpensive prices) so they shine through the fabric into the light box.
This DIY light box was surprisingly simple to make and gave me a huge sense of accomplishment – especially after seeing the pictures! Amanda spends a lot of time crafting DIY projects to showcase the benefits of PVC products. I suppose you can make an argument that if you have very unusual shaped products, then this DIY would give you the flexibility needed. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. We photograph some really small items, like our eyeshadows, and use a white, shiny, plastic bowl with the side cit out.


Why spend all that time working, writing, and prepping when your photos come out looking like a bad webcam experiment circa 1995? I chose not to glue these together, because they fit snuggly already, and I have the option of taking the box apart for travel. Use a support placed behind the back sheet to hold the poster up so it curves down to create a smooth look from the background to the foreground of the box. Usually you get the best effect by positioning bulbs directly outside (but not touching) the top, right, and left walls. Those are some areas I could experiment with by repositioning the board or by just editing out later.
I dare say many people already have old sheets on hand, I just tore up two queen sized whites for rags that I now wish I’d saved. The bulb simulates natural sun light, creating an attractive, warm atmosphere perfect for taking these types of shots. Once the frame is assembled, set it on a flat solid surface and press down firmly on the top of each of the corners.
Plus I have a sewing machine, basting a straight line to create tubes to slide the poles into would take me far less time than ironing them together.
Most hardware stores sell PVC pipe in 10ft lengths, so I bought two and ended up with some leftover after cutting my 8 pieces. Even after adding the time to hacksaw the pipes I’d still be farther ahead to make it vs waiting days for an Ebay purchase to arrive in the mail. It will save me lots of time spent on editing out ugly backgrounds and trying to get the lighting right. Try to run the tape along the very edge of the fabric, so your drape fits over the frame and stays the correct shape.



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