Todays tutorial: A photography light box of sorts! Not exactly a box but a platform with a foreground and background for all your tutorial (or knick knack) shooting needs! At my work we have a large "life size" one of these for shooting arrangement pictures to put on the website. Something that size however wont fit in my tiny apartment, so I made my own. In a petite size; a perfect size for shooting tutorial DIYs, product shoots even a great for a foodie photo shoot! I personally am a fan of the clean, simple, all white foreground and background but you could of course paint it whatever color suites your needs. On a side note, an easy way to change "looks" would be to use sheets of scrap booking paper from Michaels! I might have to do a separate post for the scrap booking paper foregrounds! (Do you know they make one that looks like wood floor. So cute.) So here we go!
- MDF wood (I got one of the larger sheets from Home Depot and had them cut it in half for me)
- Screws (depending on how wide your wood is. I got the shortest screws I could find, BUT make sure they have a large head so they don't go all the way through your L bracket)
- L brackets (If your wood pieces are as large as mine are, you will need a set of 3 or 4)
- Electric screwdriver
- Paint/ brush