We had a simple need. When you run a theatre company
, it is best to know what you have in your props and costume inventory. Clothing can be registered on a spreadsheet, photographed on mannequins or actors. But smaller items need special attention.
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.)To review:
- 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")