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D(o) I(t) Y(ourself) Lightbox Experiment

I recently got asked to take some product photos for a new online shopping mall that my friend is working on, which I never done before. However, I have seen some DIY tutorials on the Internet, so thought this would be a good chance for me to try. After reading some online articles, I planned my own lightbox as simple as possible.

To start with, I collected a decently sized paper box from Costco, which will form the basic structure ($0). Next, the light diffusing fabric, which my wife informed me that we have the old mattress cover ($0).

Finally, I made trips to Burnings Warehouse (hardware store in AU) for three clamp lights ($23.70) and three 100W daylight lamps ($17.70), and Officeworks (stationery store in AU) for black and white board paper for backdrops.

So here we go.

Lightbox 001

Lightbox 002

Lightbox 003

Lightbox 004

Lightbox 005

Lightbox 006

Lightbox 007

Just a bit of details on the lights. I bought 3 x Osram Daylight 100W equivalent bulb and 2 desk stand lamp and one clamp one for the top.

Lightbox 008

So this is the final setting. Althgouth it's a big hard to see, both sides of the box have light, which makes three altogether. Now, some sample photos I took.

Sample 001

Sample 002

Sample 003

Sample 004

Sample 005

Sample 006

Sample 007

Sample 008

Sample 009

Sample 010

All the photos were taken with Canon 40D EF50mm f/1.4

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