Currently, if I want to take a half decent picture with my dinky point and shoot camera from 1895 I have to go outside. This is terribly inconvenient on days like today when its 98 degrees outside. I am looking to upgrade to a new camera, but not for a few months. So, I needed a quick fix because I don't have time to fool around with Photoshop (nor do I really know how!).
Enter my attempt at making a light tent. I did some research online and discovered this is in fact relatively quick and cost effective. Here are the two main sites I referenced: Strobist and Digital Photography School.
So here is how it went down.
- Cardboard box
- Box cutter
- White tissue paper or white muslin fabric (I used muslin)
- Tape (I used the only thing I had, clear packaging tape)
- White posterboard
- Lights (I used a desk lamp I had, and bought two 8.5" reflector dishes from Home Depot)
- Daylight light bulbs (I am using 60 watts, but would probably rather have something brighter)
1. Cut windows in box (see pictures). Easy enough right? I'm not too handy with the box cutter, so this was risky business. I managed to make it through without stabbing myself. See captions under picture.