Home made light box for all my product shot needs
Photography really hasn't been a passion of mine before. But when you have your own company, you kind of have to wear A LOT of hats! Luckily I already have the baking down pat, the graphic design from my schooling and full time jobs ... now what about pictures? I need to take images of the beautiful cupcakes so you all can see what they look like!
The set up:
After doing some online research I actually found out that you can make your own light box for product shots. Most of the items I already had at home. The only thing I needed to buy was the tripod, which I wanted to do anyways. For the light box all you need is any size packaging box, razor blade, tracing paper, packaging tape, ruler, pen/pencil and white poster board. You will need to cut holes in 3 of the sides only and close up one end of the box completely.
I measured 1.5 inches in from all the sides and cut the cardboard out. After the holes are opened place the tracing paper over the windows and use tape to secure them to the outside of the box.
Now the fun part! The "infinity sweep" effect. You can get a seamless bottom-to-background look. It's just a strip of posterboard. Finally comes the most important part, the lighting. I just used 2 lamps from my office and placed them on each side.
When using two light sources, you can change the relative light intensity by moving one of your lamps further away or closer. Simple as that.
I love it! Look at a few shots that I played with in my new light box. I tried to give each one a different warmth and feel to them. So excited to start using this! (Oh and these are with my point and shoot camera, not a fancy camera ....... yet)