Yes, you read correctly, I finally made a light box! Yay! I am so excited. The instructions are pretty simple to make your own light box. Are you ready? 1) Get a boyfriend 2) Make him do it. Hahaha just kidding, but that is pretty much how it ended up. The BF kind of took the reigns, which I am perfectly fine about!
We used a medium sized cardboard box, cut out the top and sides using an x-acto knife. then covered the sides with white tissue paper, put white poster board curving in the back, and used a Full Spectrum lightbulb for color accurate photos!
Check out the process below..
Joel cutting off the sides
Starting to cut out the top and sides, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border
Sides cut out
Poster board in the back curving up to the front / bottom
YAY! It's Done!
*I forgot to photograph the step before this- I used white tissue paper to cover the top and sides where we cut out cardboard and left a border. I used hot glue to put the tissue paper on the outside of the box.
The lightbulb I am using is a 60 Watt Full Spectrum lightbulb, its SO bright!!
I know it's not the most aesthetically pleasing lightbox in the world, but I am so proud of it! And it was a fun project for Joel and I to do together. So now I will be able to take color accurate photos without depending on the sunlight! I already tested my lightbox out (will post pics tomorrow) and the difference is AMAZING!
Do you guys have a lightbox? Did you make your own or did you purchase one? If you don't have one yet.. are you considering making one? Let me know!
Thanks for reading!