DIY Light Boxes


Have you ever wondered how professional photographers manage to make things like food look totally amazing?

They use something called ‘Light Boxes’ or ‘Light Cubes’

Two dear friends of mine, made their own one day. 2 very different cubes, and 2 very amazing effects. Both on low budgets too.

First one is by Nicola. She is an avid amateur like myself. She made her box with a simple cardboard box, Dulux white paint and some linen sheets.

So this is her 1st stage. Looks a bit like Evil Edna. The 2 sticks at the back are nothing to do with it

So this is her 1st stage. Looks a bit like Evil Edna. The 2 sticks at the back are nothing to do with it

This is how she has it set up

This is how she has it set up

This is the end product. See how crisp and clean the whole photo is?  Would you believe this is done on an iPhone?

This is the end product. See how crisp and clean the whole photo is?
Would you believe this is done on an iPhone?

 

 

Next one up is Dawn. She roped in her Darling other half and twisted his arm into helping her with her crazy, overtaking obsession.  Dawn went along the route of using blank canvas frames and fixing them together.

Looks very professional, dont you think?

Looks very professional, dont you think?

This is Dawns 'Hobby Corner'

This is Dawns ‘Hobby Corner’

And this is Dawns end product. They almost look good enough to eat.

And this is Dawns end product. They almost look good enough to eat.

Dawn has also experimented with 'Low Key' photography too using her box.  Very effective

Dawn has also experimented with ‘Low Key’ photography too using her box.
Very effective

 

So you dont have to have an amazing budget to get some great pictures. In some cases its a matter of having a cardboard box, or spare canvas frames.

All pictures are the property of the ladies mentioned. they are not to be copied without permission.
You may see more of Dawns photography at Locor Images on Facebook

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