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Old 10-25-2011, 04:01
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I posted the other day about my home made light box and here it is. I simply cut 1/2 inch pvc pipe to 21 inches long and got 8 3-way connectors and made the box. I then hot glued panels of white Kona cotton to the top and 3 sides and put white printer paper on the bottom. I then took 2 of my husbands workshop flood lights and put in 2 DAYLIGHT 75 wat bulbs.

You can see I have this set up on top of the freezer in our garage..with no other lights on.

In all I spent about $5 for the pvc and fittings and about 1/2 yard of cotton (so about $3 worth) and $5 for the 2 light bulbs.

This took about 30 minutes to make. Here are some ics of the final product and the picture I took of my newest piece.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:27
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Thank you for the pictures! I have seen this done with a box but I like this idea a lot better!
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Awesome...thanks so much for posting this!! I need to go get supplies lol
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:28
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I do too...seems to me that it would hold up better too


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Default Re: My Homemade Light Box

I made my own with a cardboard box. Then I used "flag fabric". It worked well except the box is not holding up well....

Thanks for the post. I am going to have to make another one using the pvc piping.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:00
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I've been wanting to make one of these for a while now. Thanks for posting!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:02
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Yes..usually they are done with boxes...but having 2 small children under foot.. I KNEW a box would not last long. Also...I didnt glue the pvc joints together..that way I can take it apart...or make a larger one someday!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:08
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It looks like you took the photo of the clay bear from the top looking down, but yet the opening is in the front. Did you have to lean the paper and object up against something in order to take the picture from the opening. I'm totally lost on how you positioned the camera to get the photo.
I've wanted to do this, but couldn't figure out what to attach to the back in order to get the pic head on.
Thanks so much for posting this, you did a great job,
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I made it big enough so that I could lean my head/hand in and take a picture. I also made it big enough so that I could photo the skirts and shirts I make.

I think you can leave the top open and cover all the sides. The reason I did not do it that way was because I am too short. I would have to have it on the floor.....which is then accessible to the kids....bad..bad...

You can also add an incline so whatever you are photographing is in a better angle.
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OMG that is so awesome i might have to try that its on my list of things to do.
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