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Last night I was in a quandary. I wanted to take photos of my newest creations for my Etsy shop, but – obviously – it was night-time, and so I had no natural light.
I had heard people mention lightboxes around the web and forums – some people, in fact, say they use nothing but! I have always tried to take my photos in good, natural light, but I decided to try and make myself a lightbox and see how it worked.
After a quick look around, I came up with this:
I grabbed a small, opaque white storage box (I usually keep my completed jewellery in this one), a few sheets of white paper, and a white piece of cloth I have lying around.
I then grabbed my old lamp, (I have had this lamp since I was a kid – it’s the type that you can clip onto a bed-head to read by, though that part is broken now), and that was it!
If you do this – please note – don’t leave the lamp on too long! Mine runs very hot, and though I only had it on for a few minutes, it still warped the plastic a bit!
So – the verdict? Well, here are some of the photos I took – what do you think?
Normally, I would fiddle with the light levels in my photos a bit before posting them – but I haven’t altered these in any way at all.
I did find you had to be careful with your angle – some of the pictures I took came out too dark because I shot them at a bad angle.
So there you have it! A bit of imagination and improvisation (and I know you’re all good at that!) and you have a lightbox-to-go!
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