I read this great tutorial one morning about a DIY photo box. It was in one of the weekly Etsy “helpful” emails. It involved a large white poster board and an unshaded lamp. After a few weeks and I finally spent THIRTY NINE cents and got a white poster board. How silly is that? I was saving up for it I guess! HA!
After my sweet Alie Marie went down for a nap I got out my white poster board. I tacked it up to the wall letting half of it fold down to make a platform. Then I used a desk lamp, as I don’t have another lamp to un-shade. I think the unshaded lamp adds more light. The light really bounces off the white of the board to light your subject well. My cat Gizmo decided he wanted to be my photo subject. You just place your items on the board, aim your lights and snap away.
This is the original tutorial I read. It is a forum post within the Etsy website. BomoBob’s Lightbox Tutorial
These are some new pieces I have made for my Etsy shop. I took all of these using my new, seriously simple photo box idea. I know it’s not really a box.