DIY studio-in-a-box

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by spiralout, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    University of Houston
    I finally got around to getting the parts and assembling my makeshift lightbox today. I'm glad I did. :) It works great. I only got the chance to take a few shots before I had to do my homework, but I'll be doing a LOT more with it in the near future. I got the plans from http://upload.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box . All said, it cost me under$40 to make, and that's including the lamps and bulbs.

    [​IMG]
    My setup.

    [​IMG]
    My first shot in my "mini-studio"

    Hope some other people will find the plans useful. It's really easy to make and very effective.
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    That's interesting, spiralout! And you let the light shine through the white cloth? Is that the idea, so you get it diffused? I can`t wait to see more of the shoots that you're going to take in your "mini studio"!
     
  3. 2Stupid2Duck

    2Stupid2Duck TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,184
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Brisbane
    yeah - thanks man. That's very useful. I reckon I will try that.
     
  4. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    University of Houston
    Yup, that's the idea. :)
    There are even a few screws in the back so I can hang up backdrops! It's so nifty!
     
  5. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

    Joined:
    May 16, 2004
    Messages:
    5,313
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    England! w000t!
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Good thing is you can adapt it how yah want...I WAN!
     
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,821
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Can you take a photo of the box to show us, please?
     
  7. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    University of Houston
    I did, silly! It's not exactly a box... more of a frame with a bedsheet draped over it.
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,821
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Opps...I guess it didn't load very fast & I skipped it...Looks nice and simple...watch out that the sheet does not get burned.
     
  9. dalebe

    dalebe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    cheshire, england.
    wow great idea for macro's,i might try to set one up myself.
     

Share This Page