My wife and I have finally finished cleaning out the basement of all our old and unused junk. I also had a Saturday of not much to do. So, it was DIY time!
Earlier this year I came across a great post on one of the best photo blogs out there – The Strobist. The tip was how you can build a quick and cheap (those that know me, know I love cheap) light tent. I have space now. And I have empty boxes. What’s a guy to do?
I grabbed a standard large size moving box. I think it was about 18 inches cubed or so. Then cut out the walls on 3 of the 6 sides. You want to keep the bottom and a side wall to keep it rigid. The top should also be open – this is your shooting hole and the flaps are flags. Then, duck tape it up so your
wonderful cats don’t tear it up. Now cut 3 pieces of white tissue paper and tape over the new holes you cut out. Place a shiny sided poster board inside and bam!
Feel free to be creative and light however you want from the outside of the box. Just be careful to not have 2 “sun’s” as I did in the Lightning McQueen shot here.
This is a fun way to spend a cold Saturday morning.