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Nov 12, 2011

Basement Lighting Solution: Making a Lightbox

Nov 12, 2011
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I did it!  I accomplished one of my weekend goals... making a lightbox!  I've complained about my basement lighting situation long enough that when I saw Jeni and Megan's boxes, I jumped on board.

Now this won't solve all my problems, but will definitely help with some of the smaller things I need to get shots of.  I'm hoping to get away with this little point and shoot camera for a while, so $40 fixes to some of my photography issues are very welcomed.


It will help with fabric shots....


Block shots.... (although I want to get some wire and mini clothes pins to string across the box)...


And I'm pumped about using different backgrounds...  a half yard piece, pressed, fits perfectly in my lightbox.



I also noticed my shots are not directly straight on... but I thought they were when I was down there.  Something to try and fix next time.  Using a makeshift tripod is going to help me out too.

What a cool, easy mini solution.  I used the same tute Jeni recommended here if you're interested too.  Oh, and I used tissue paper across the box to save my Kona! Kona White is my primary background, but I had to line the back of my brown card board box with white PC paper so the brown wouldn't show thru. Pin It

11 comments:

  1. That is SO awesome!! I think I may have to build one too!!! SO COOL!

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  2. Nice! I've been thinking about doing this too.

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  3. Brilliant! My basement pictures are the bane of my blogging existence. :)

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  4. very nice. good job!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  5. Very nice shots...will have to look into this!

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  6. Very helpful - it makes such a difference doesn't it?

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  7. Looks great! I bet these start popping up everywhere! I know I'll be making one. And can I just say that I love your use of the toddler bed rail?

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  8. I need to make one of these too. What a great, cheap idea.

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  9. I need to make one of these as well! I do most of my work in the basement, too and the lighting is not good at all!! The photos look great!

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  10. Awesome pics! I feel like the Jelly Roll is going to bust out of my screen. :)

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  11. Well done! Thats the first lightbox I used too! A box 3 work lights! Last year I was given an "official" lightbox that folds up for easy storage, but it works just the same! Makes photo-taking SOOO much easier!

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