I’m no photographer but I do enjoy taking pictures to remember and share things in my life. I have a pretty big collection of pictures all taken with my phone lol. To tell the truth I do not own a real camera, my entire blog is pictures that I’ve taken with my phone. It takes great pictures in natural light but if I use the flash, nine times outta ten the pictures are no good. Anyway I decided to make a light box to improve my pictures for my blog! Woot!
As you can see all the materials for this project are fairly inexpensive. Looking around the internet I found plenty of designs, mostly using butcher paper and cardboard boxes. These all do the job just fine. I wanted a little cleaner design for mine so I bought a fluorescent light and some white foam board from Walmart. I also got a white poster board to use as the background of my light box.
For the foam board, you get two 20×30 pieces. I cut them both in half to get four 15×20 pieces. Three pieces make up the sides and bottom. The fourth piece I cut into 3 more pieces to support the top and back. All the pieces have been assembled together using regular duct tape.
As shown below, the background poster board is attached from the front of the bottom to the top of the back with clear tape. I left the top open for the light.
You can use butcher paper over the opening to diffuse the light and even add holes in the side for more light if needed. Turn your flash off and play around with lighting for best results. Hope this helps the peeps like me that struggle with getting decent pictures.