Photography & Video
Collapsible photo lightbox on the cheap


A simple and portable design for evenly lit object shots –

In a quest to build myself a lightbox for some product-type photography, I managed to throw together this little solution using $18 of surgical tubing, doweling, some zip ties, and a dollar store plastic table cover. So far so good! I foresee an update in the near future that will have a sewn fabric diffusion screen. The whole project took about half an hour to build, The box is 2ft / side and the best part about it is that it folds into a convenient 2′ x 4″ bundle, making this solution easy to take anywhere!

The surgical tubing/ziptie joints are a nice touch. – DIY collapsable lightbox for $18