One of the things on my to do list has been to make myself a light box. I've always felt my product photography could be improved, and having the best lighting you can get (on a budget) certainly goes a long way to making a photograph look more professional.
After a bit of hunting online, and wanting to make something simple and affordable, I came across this great tutorial. Rather than repeat the tutorial here I encourage you to head over to flax & twine to see how easy it is to make your own box, too.
Image from flax & twine.
In my eagerness to have the box finished, I did end up cutting one of the sides off that I wasn't meant to, so my box is taller rather than deeper. And my piece of cardboard was nowhere near big enough to reach the top, I'd recommend an A1 size piece at least, or even a roll of white drawing paper. The box is ok for smaller items but I'll probably make myself another one soon that will fit some larger things inside.
And here's my first light box photograph! I'm pretty excited with the results, I only had to tweak a few things in my photo editor to get it looking like this. I just need to work on reducing the shadow, but that shouldn't be too tricky, even for a photography novice like me.
Oh, and soon these colourful retro kitchen gadgets will be for sale! I'm currently travelling all over the countryside (well, the local countryside anyhow) collecting some great items for The Dotty Apron, my little vintage business. There will be aprons aplenty, cute vintage dresses, and even a crochet covered coat hanger or two. I will be resurrecting The Dotty Apron Facebook Page so please pop over and 'Like' us if you're interested to know when the store opens.