A lightbox in photography it's like a blender in cooking. Sure you can do without it, but really? Can you? And obviously the results are much much better.
Wether you liked my analogy or not, a lightbox makes better and prettier photos. Here is how I did one in just a few minutes, out of an emergency (or because someone dropped the lightbox on the floor in the middle of the shooting, breaking in a kabillion pieces ¬¬), and using already available materials around the house/studio.
I attached some photos using this lightbox, so you can see the end result in the photograph. No other light source was used in the attached photos.
Step 1: Materials
You can replace everything here with whatever materials you have in hand, this is just like a guideline.
- 2 CFL Bulbs. I used 20W ones (Equivalent to 60W of incandescent ones.)
- 1 large container.
- 2 sockets for the bulbs.
- 2 electric plugs for the sockets.
- Aluminum paper.
- Cutting tool. I used a dremel.
- Any glue.
- Electric juice... obviously.