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How To Make A DIY Light Box For Photography

Learn how to make a reasonably priced and easy to construct photography lightbox.

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A lightbox (also known as a light tent, light box or light cube) is a really useful tool for product photography and Youtuber, Chris Kuga has put a great tutorial together on how you can build your own light box, at home, for a reasonable amount of cash.

With just a few items, Chris shows how you can make a cheap DIY photography lightbox with not too much effort at all. On the shopping list is a large cardboard box, light coloured fabric or transparent paper, poster board, two inexpensive desk lamps and then tools such as scissors, a craft knife and a measuring tape. 

There are about 7 steps to the process (tape, measure, cut, trim, tape, position lights, take photos) which are much easier to understand if you watch the video. 

In total, Chris reckons you can build your own lightbox for under $100 and when we added everything that's needed for construction to our shopping basket, we got a total of around £50. But this could be even cheaper if you have the tools and spare lamps at home already. Plus, you can pick up free cardboard boxes from some places as well. 

If you've firmly caught the DIY bug, you should take a look at a tutorial we put live yesterday with instructions on how to make your own DIY turntable for product photography. We also have advice on how to make a DIY photography studio at home and 10 handy DIY photography tricks & hacks to keep you busy this weekend. 

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