HOW TO: Take better photos with a $10 light tent

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HOW TO:  Take better photos with a  light tent

Light boxes are an effective way to take gorgeous photos of small objects. Using a cardboard box and some tissue paper, you can assemble a decent one with only a few minutes of effort. There’s really no reason not to make one!

The beauty of this thing is the lighting control you get. You have the ability to almost completely wrap your subject in high quality light.

What can you use it for? That’s pretty much up to you, and will be limited only by the size of the box you use. Shots of small objects in the studio, on location, items you are selling on eBay, flowers (even still in-the-ground-and-growing ones,) Absolute Vodka bottles for $50,000 ad campaigns, catalog stuff – whatever.

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8 thoughts on “HOW TO: Take better photos with a $10 light tent

  1. sushi4664 says:

    ….or you could use photoshop

  2. tiedyepie says:

    You can still use the computer to touch up the shot; but for soft, even light, it’s really more worth your time to set up one of these.

  3. gwong_79 says:

    Someone already did a tutorial like this awhile back before Strobist.

    Same idea great for impromptu shots for selling things on ebay etc.

  4. LoriG says:

    Great, inexpensive set up. I’ve also done it with a frame of 1/2″ pvc pipe.

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