Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY Photo Box

Hello everyone, are you tired of trying to take photos of your product and having sun spots, bad lighting, or off color due to artificial lighting? This helps me take better pictures, maybe it will help you too! Make a photo box using everyday items, without breaking the bank! These instructions are for making your own photo box. The size of the box will be determined by the size of the cardboard box you start with.

Items you will need
Cardboard box (with flaps if possible)
Tape (duct or masking)
xacto knife or other sharp cutting tool
white tissue paper
white poster board
Glue (optional)

Tape the flaps so that it extends the height of the box.
Cut windows into three sides of the box, leaving the bottom and one side uncut. Cut up to about 2 inches from the edges.
The uncut side now becomes the bottom of the box, and the bottom now becomes the back of the box.  cut poster board to fit inside the box so it covers the back and bottom. Tape or glue down the poster board, do not fold it to fit into the corner, allow it to bend so it had a slight curve.
Cut the white tissue paper so it covers the window, tape into place using the duct or masking tape.

Optional... you can cover the outside of the box with paper or fabric, if you wish to have it not look so "rough".
The inside of the box can be painted white before applying the white poster board, but it is not necessary.

I wrote this tutorial after I had made my photo box, so I was unable to show the step by step photos. I am including some snapshots which I hope will help visualize the steps above. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment here, and I will answer to the best of my ability.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and your photo box.


Please do not copy this tutorial, a link back to this tutorial would be greatly appreciated.

All photos have not been edited except for size. There has been no color changing, or "clean up". This is exactly how it looks coming out of the camera. (sorry about the messy room heh)

Photo box sitting upright, flaps taped up. 

Photo box sitting on side.

Photo box inside
(I did not have a large enough piece of poster board)

 Photo box sitting under window in direct sunlight.

 Photo of item taken in photo box show in above image
(as you can see, none of that direct light interferes with the picture)

Same item taken in direct sunlight
 (sitting on top of the photo box)


Laineys Pawtique and Bakery Inc aka Lainey and Her Staff said...


Rambling Rha said...

Laineys you are very welcome :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I can't wait to try this out! Now I only need to find a box big enough.....

Rambling Rha said...

You are very welcome, :)