DIY Light Box Photography Tutorial – How to make a Lightbox

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an easy and cheap DIY photography Lightbox. This tutorial will show you how you can achieve professional photos by using a light box!

1. Tape together one end of the cardboard box
2. Measure where you want your fabric to be
3. Cut out the cardboard along your measurements
4. Trim your poster board (if necessary) and tape it to the back of the light box
5. Tape your fabric to cover the cut outs
6. Set your lights to shine through the fabric
7. Photography your object

The Lightbox (light tent, light box, light cube) is easy to make using a cardboard box, tape, fabric for interfacing, a poster board, and two cheap lights. Despite being inexpensive, your photos will come out looking like a professional took them.

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Retro Railroading says:

Great tutorial. I love DIY on the cheap!

Couple of technical comments: seems like the bulk of the $50 expense is $30 for the two lights. I’m assuming these use Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs? Then maybe one has one or two of those at home anyways.

If one has video lights with soft boxes, then does one need a box for anything besides holding up the background? The box is needed for lights that don’t have a built-in diffusers, but beyond that, what?

Thanks for the tips. Found this video inspiring. Cheers.

Frank Romero says:

This project might be even less expensive. I’m sure you can find the white board at the 99 cent store, the box — you can find it behind a retail store for free. As for the lights, you might be able to find the bulbs at the 99 cent store. Great project to do, thanks for sharing.

MrLasso15 says:

second ?

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