DIY Lightbox Cuts Costs of Photographing Your Goods

Geek Tip: Build Your Own Lightbox on the Cheap!

Killer lighting is the key to great photos. If you've ever thought about throwing down some cash for a lightbox, let's say, to get some awesome shots of your handmade goods for your Etsy shop, then I just might be able to help save you some dough. I stumbled upon an awesome Canon forum where a smart and crafty user shared his own DIY Lightbox design that allows him to take some pretty sweet-looking shots.


I was really excited when I saw it since I know how much good lightboxes can go for. . . . plus you can get this done in three simple steps without breaking the bank. To see how, just .

All you need to complete this project is a cardboard box, some easel paper, and two light sources!

  1. With your box on one side, cut out the middle of the left and right side, leaving a two-inch frame around the cuts.
  2. Tape a piece of easel paper to the outside of the box, covering the cutouts.
  3. Tape a third piece of easel paper to the inside rear of the box, leaving plenty of excess paper at the bottom.
  4. Place a light on either side of the box, and you're set to go!

Did this work for you? Test it out and let us know!

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