In many blogs that I come across I see alot of people taking pictures in things called 'lightboxes' (the ACTUAL box thing, not the editing program =P). They are supposed to disperse the light and provide a uniform background for the thing your taking a picture of. So I thought, 'Hey! Why not make one! I've got nothing better to do anyway =P'.
And so, i trekked to Officeworks, bought my supplies, and followed this tutorial to make my very own photography lightbox =).
It didn't really take that long, maybe an hour. It was a bit hard to cut the sides out with my tiny stanly knife, but I managed =D.
TADAAA! My very own hand-made lightbox =D. I took some test pictures in it to see what it was like.
I like the way the pictures turn out, the only thing I'm a bit unsure of is the quality of my own desk lamp - I think it's too yellowish or artificial like, not bright and natural like in the lightboxes I've come across. But I guess unless I get another lamp I can't really fix that =P. But I still think that pictures turn out really nice when taken in the lightbox.
I took some more pictures in the lightbox, of my nails.
|China Glaze Emerald Sparkle|
I like how all these imperfections on my cuticles and nails are sort of 'softened' out by the lightbox. Below is a picture of my nails taken under normal artificial light. Not very pretty comparatively =P.
On another note, for some reason this manicure reminds me of an enchanted fairytale....not sure why....
So I think it was worth taking the time to make the lightbox. I'm looking forward to experimenting with light angles, and hopefully getting a more 'natural' light =P.
Have a nice day guys!