What is a light box? A light box is a white or black environment made for taking seamless pictures of objects.

This version is a 'Micro Macro', you can use it to take great pictures of items for ebay, bugs, and many things. It can also be scaled up to be a full studio, so long as you can find a large enough box.

For those who don't need step by step, all the images are on this step.

P.S. All shots are from a Canon Sd870 point and shoot. No processing was done after taking them except the really obvious ones (referring to the first shots).

Comments appreciated! (don't just rate it, rate it and provide feedback!)

Step 1: Materials:

A tooth pick- used to secure index card, substitute with any longish hard thin object. EG paper clip.
An Index card - stiff matte white paper will also do, this is the most readily availible.
A Sandwich bag - Substitute with snippet from impossible to open packaging.. you know the one. This creates reflections for objects.
A small box with a white inside lining - I used a tokyo flash box, but in reality, any box that is lined with matte, white paper will do OK.
A led light, or lantern (for a real 'micro feel' get a group of led's connected to a 9 volt with a switch) - this lights up the box.
A subject - self explanitory.
Scissors- used to cut stuff. If you don't have this, you need a new toolkit!

Great idea!!!!
I&nbsp;haven't tried it yet, but I&nbsp;was wondering as I&nbsp;read this if gloss acrylic spray painted directly on the white index card would be a good substitute for the baggie.&nbsp; I&nbsp;already use it to waterproof paper and cardboard, so it may work well as long as the reflections are good. &nbsp;I'll give it a try and report back.<br />
Very nice. I take a lot of pix for my etsy shop &amp; have a larger, tradional light/studio box but I am going to make yours right now &amp; let you know what I think. But I can tell you already that I am gunna love it.<br />Thanks, luna
pretty cool Jeremy!
Very interesting idea. I'm not really sure what a light box is, but I think I get the idea. It makes the object appear more 3-dimensional. I'll have to try it. Could you put up more examples? . .
Yeah, will do, just got my DSLR, so expect wonders! :)

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