Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lightbox Revisited

There is lots of talk on etsy about the proper way to photograph - those pictures, after all, must take the place of any and all tactile experience a buyer would have with the items in questions. The one thing that usually comes up is using a lightbox, and from there it is a short step to the questions of making said lightbox at home. Not too hard, actually, that part.

I made one, from a tutorial on Strobist, some time ago and used it for a while until the box started getting in the way too often and the tissue paper got punctured and the whole deal went into the recycling. With a new paper doll ready to be photographed in all her finery, I decided to try the light box once again. This time I was inspired by this post from another etsy seller to make a collapsible version of the box.



You will notice that the current back drop is a placemat. Not a great option, as it turns out. Maybe wallpaper would work better? And my lighting situation is not working out quite right either. It seems that although making a lightbox is a piece of cake, actually using it requires a bit more effort.

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At February 23, 2009 at 3:41 PM , Blogger ::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work....very crafty and clever of you!! I'm looking forward to seeing how your pictures turn out! :)

 

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