Introduction: DIY Lightbox

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I needed to photograph some things to sell online, and unfortunately, I have a mediocre point-and-shoot camera, and nothing as far as equipment gos. This is the lightbox I came up with.

Step 1: Materials/Design

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I used a sheet wrapped around a metal file rack from inside of my filing cabinet. I had a portable shop light that I held/hung above it, and I put a round cleaner container underneath the sheet to set the items on.
I've heard of people using semi-transparent trashcans, wax paper, and a number of other things as well.

Step 2: Results

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I thought they turned out pretty well. Don't forget to use your macro setting or lens.

This is my shortest instructable, but I figured why not, simple, helpful ideas and solutions are what I love about this site.
Thanks for looking.


joel k jackson (author)2010-02-15

 I like it. It is simple and easy. Well done Megan.

TimBTodd (author)joel k jackson2010-02-15

My name's Tim, but thanks. Haha.

MeganTManey (author)2009-06-23

Creative. :]

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