I just couldn’t take it anymore. I had to build the lightbox. I had to find out, once and for all, if I was going to be able to take pictures that I felt were of adequate quality for this endeavor. It was either that or start looking for a professional photographer.
I could have bought a light-box. They’re available everywhere, especially now that we have a global marketplace via the internet. I couldn’t do it. I’d seen several tutorials online that described the process for making a lightbox in detail and it certainly didn’t appear to be rocket-science. One of the best tutorials I saw was here: Great Lightbox Tutorial .
I changed the process a bit to suit the materials I had on hand and will post a tutorial of my own a little later on. This is what I built though:
The whole point to a light-box is that you can place the light-source outside one of the sheer panels and get adequate lighting without glare and back-flash.
I took a few photos to see how it worked.
I got this mega-cool jewelry hanger at Sue’s Clothesline this afternoon. I think it’s such a fun concept. There’s a whole bunch of them there, all in different outfits….I may have to go get more!!
There’s detail and no glare. What a huge difference. I also discovered the timer on my camera. No more jiggly-fuzz.
Bottom line: the right tools make everything so much easier. Not bad for a cardboard box and a shower curtain, huh?