So we built a lightbox. From an IKEA hamper.
This lightbox is portable, inexpensive, and when you're not using it for photography ... well ... who doesn't need a laundry hamper?
What will you need for this Hamper Light Box?
Well, there's the hamper. This is the SKUBB from IKEA. It is described as a "Laundry Bag with Stand," and it comes in two colors. Seeing as this is meant to be a light box, go with White.
In addition, you're going to need a medium-sized safety pin, a 1.25" binder clip, a small desk lamp ... and your choice of either a sheet of poster board (white, 24" x 36") or a piece of drawing paper (white, 22" x 30").
Oh, and a tripod.
For the camera, of course, because photography is the point, after all. (My tripod is a Proline by Dolica, but any tripod will do.)
- hamper (SKUBB from IKEA)
- medium-sized safety pin
- 1.25" binder clip
- small desk lamp
- sheet of poster board (white, 24" x 36") or piece of drawing paper (white, 22" x 30")