Light Box

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  1. KaleyEs

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    Hey guys,

    I've been wanting to do some more product shots and I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for a nice light box kit. I made my own a couple weeks ago out of a cardboard box and thin paper and I used a couple halogen work lights but I'm not sure if that was the best way to do it. The box crumbled but the lights were great. Should I just get a proper light box and forget buying good lights and just use the work lights or should I look for a good kit? If so, which kit?

    Thanks!
     
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    Light box or light table?

    I guess it depends a bit on what you want to photograph, the size of the object, and how you want it to look.
    Do you have a budget and/or expect to earn some money...? Therefore it could be worth it to buy everything...a basic kit with lights

    A light table could be built with a few items from the hardware store.

    HereĀ“s a nice DIY example http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent
     
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    LOL Hey Astro, the power of Google eh?

    Well, the OP will have to check that link out now, since both of us came up with the same suggestion :mrgreen:
     
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    yeah i made one myself a little while ago and it didn't work out too well. but thanks for the suggestions!
     
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