Create a Mini Photo Studio
Did you know you're just a few raw materials away from having your own photo box--a place to stage, light, and take stellar still shots (pictures of your scrapbook pages, your hobbies, your purchases, and more)? With a light box, you can ensure your pictures are well lit, and you can even create some cool reflective effects with these simple tips.
Before we get started, I'll warn you that this light box is a heavy and requires a significant amount of space. If this doesn't sound like it's for you, never fear. At the end of this article, we link to light boxes you can purchase online, including a small, fold-up option, great for smaller spaces.
Okay, let's build a mini photography studio. Here's what you'll need:
Step 1: Select sheet of glass or acrylic (also known as Plexiglas) to be used in base of box. Choose size that is big enough to support items you plan on photographing.
Step 2: Cut box base from melamine, measuring slightly larger than glass sheet in step 1. Cut three additional sheets of melamine for back and sides of box, and assemble (using drill and screws), leaving front and top of box open. Note: If you aren't comfortable cutting your own melamine, simply take your measurements to the hardware store and they should be able to cut it for you at time of purchase.
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