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DIY Studio Photography Lightbox + Demo

Tabitha Park, Really good at waiting in lines

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

      1:44
    • Materials You'll Need

      2:13
    • Construction Process

      5:27
    • Using your Lightbox Outside

      0:56
    • Lighting with Lamps and Customization

      7:18
    • Final Thoughts

      0:31

About This Class

This class takes you step-by-step through the construction and practical use of a simple studio lightbox.

  • Polish your product photography skills by creating a small, portable studio space
  • Learn how to utilize its features indoor and outdoor, day or night.
  • Customize your box to enhance your photographs for greater variety

Perfect for beginning photographers, professionals, and smart phone photographers. 

You will need:

  1. Cardboard Box (Medium size Home Depot box is my preference!)
  2. Tracing Paper, Parchment Paper, or Wax Paper (on a roll makes it easy!) 
  3. White or Black Posterboard
  4. Packing Tape
  5. Utility Knife / Box Cutter
  6. Scissors
  7. Ruler
  8. Marker / Pencil
  9. Recommended: 2 matching Desk Lamps for using your Lightbox indoors and at night

As requested, here's links for the box and tracing paper I used:
18"x 50" Tracing Paper Roll 
Home Depot Medium Moving Box

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so easy, so perfect!
Annica Lydenberg

Bad Ass Typographer

This was so helpful! I also love how you included other surface examples to photograph on and i TOTALLY didnt know about that iPhone sun thing!! haha, you've changed my life!
Looking to learn all I can about photography and this was a really interesting and quality video that helped me along the way!

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Tabitha Park

Really good at waiting in lines

Hi! I'm Tabitha and I teach photography classes. I'm a lifestyle portrait photographer for a living and I make that living in the gorgeous state of Utah! I love plants and I knit and I had my appendix removed in 2014 and sometimes I worry that I might need it later to talk to aliens. Other than that I'm pretty normal.

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