Introduction: Cheap & Easy Picture Light-Box
Taking good pictures is hard. Really hard. At least, if you aren't a professional photographer. Thankfully, I recently discovered a solution to this problem, and it isn't even technically a box.
I hope you enjoy this Instructable. Please leave comments and suggestions below! Thanks!
P.S. The match cube was made using these instructions.
Step 1: Materials
You'll need the following:
- A Piece of 8" x 11" Paper
- A Kitchen Counter-top with Under-cabinet Lighting
(Under-cabinet lighting is essential to this Instructable. If you don't have under-cabinet lighting I recommend trying this method instead.)
Step 2: Preparing the "Light-Box"
Tape your paper about 5 in. up the wall. The paper should now slant down to the counter-top. This slant is essential to the smoothness of the photo, so don't crease the paper! Turn on your under-cabinet lights, and get ready to take pictures!
Step 3: Troubleshooting
If your photo doesn't turn out as desired, check the type of bulb used in your lighting. I used fluorescent light-bulbs, but other kinds may work. You can also use Instructable's built-in image editing tool, Pixlr.
Thank you for reading my tutorial, and I hope you like my idea! If you do, please consider voting for me in the Epilog VII Contest. If I won the laser cutter I would use it to build puzzle boxes like these. I would also be able to pursue wood projects that are too intricate for an unskilled scroll-saw user. I am also interested in building robots with custom covers, and in creating 3D layered art. Thanks!