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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

336 of 337 students recommendSee All

Best class ever and it's great that the materials Tabitha recommends are so affordable. Also, she's pretty darn funny!
Jax Brill

Studiojax

Such a fun class! I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I'm ready to go make my lightbox and hope to get my photos posted soon and play with photographing different objects.
Sommer Maxwell

Mom + Creative Dabbler

I've had this class saved forever, and I finally watched them this morning—I can't believe I waited so long! This is going to do wonders for elevating the quality of my Etsy product photos. I can't wait to share them here.
Melanie Yarbrough

Hand letterer, illustrator, and designer

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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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