Friday, February 1, 2008

Light Box!

So, my step-sis gave me a Michael's gift card for my birthday. Got a few beads (cuz I know I don't have enough) and got the foam board to create my light box.

I had seen that light boxes help make great pictures, so I added one to the mental wish list. Especially after I saw the prices of them. Having one quickly went to the bottom of the wish list.

Fast forward a year. I decided to bring the idea back to the forefront. Googled light boxes and found a website that gave instructions for creating a simple and inexpensive one ( I bought three pieces of foam board from Michael's (since I was only making my box 15" x 15"), and white duct tape and two $9 lights from Home Depot (another gift card).

Here's the box:

The pictures taken inside are phenominal!!!!

Here's the before:

And here's the after:

Sooooo much better!! Don't you think?

Well, signing off as I've lots of re-shooting and playing to do!

1 comment:

TallGiraffe said...

Great job! I have to use one of these boxes to photograph a lot of my boyfriend's lampwork glass pendants. They sure do help! Good job!