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Homemade Photography Lightbox on the Cheap

Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up to $500! The following is a tutorial on how to build your own custom lightbox for under $50. I've sampled a number on online resources and different techniques to present this tutorial.

the gorgeous results!

The lamps and project in place

See the full tutorial here: http://m1c2.com/2011/03/homemade-photography-light-box-on-the-cheap/
 

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Homemade Photography Lightbox on the Cheap

Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up to $500! The following is a tutorial on how to build your own custom lightbox for under $50. I've sampled a number on online resources and different techniques to present this tutorial.

the gorgeous results!

The lamps and project in place

See the full tutorial here: http://m1c2.com/2011/03/homemade-photography-light-box-on-the-cheap/
I have 2 lightboxes I bought on Amazon…one is a 30' cube and the other is a 16" cube that folds into a sort of briefcase. Bothwere very inexpensive…under $40. They really improved the quality of my photos and are well worth the investment.
 

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Homemade Photography Lightbox on the Cheap

Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up to $500! The following is a tutorial on how to build your own custom lightbox for under $50. I've sampled a number on online resources and different techniques to present this tutorial.

the gorgeous results!

The lamps and project in place

See the full tutorial here: http://m1c2.com/2011/03/homemade-photography-light-box-on-the-cheap/
You can use any muslin fabric from a fabric store. You'll just need enough to cover the top and two sides of your box. I bought my fabric in 2 foot by 3 foot pieces from Michaels crafts. Purchased two for about $3.50 each.

The lights I purchased from Lowes. It took forever to find them but I needed daylight bulbs. I bought the 27W florescent daylight bulbs but realized that the box I used is pretty large and I need either another bulb or stronger ones. If you can find the old fashion incandescent bulbs, I would stick to those. These cost about $5 each.
 
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