How would you like to take a picture like this for under $10?
I thought I would show you how to make your very own camera box so we can all have blog's that look like we are rock star photographers.
What you will need:
- Cardboard Box
- White Tissue Paper
- Poster Paper
- Tape (I used Masking tape)
- Exacto Knife
First, put the box on its side (if it has flaps, have them facing towards you) and make a 1 inch boarder (about the size of your ruler) around the 2 sides and top of your box.
|Its not an exact science. Try your best to make it straight.|
|Get out of there Riley!!|
It should look something like this:
Now take the tissue paper and cover the sides and the top. I used 2 sheets of tissue paper
And it should look something like this:
Now you need to cut the poster paper. It needs to start from the top of the back of the box. It also needs to be on a curve at the bottom. Try not to bend the paper as it will show in your pictures.
|This is me trying to shove it in there|
Now you need some light for your box. I have read many a blogs about this and they all say to try and use white light.
I, on the other hand, didn't want to buy new light bulbs so I just used 2 lamps that I had around the house.
If I had a 3rd lamp I might have put it on the top but I don't.
Some things to remember:
- I am no expert at photography
- Play around with this on your own, change the poster paper color to whatever you like
- You can use white paper, a white t-shirt, tissue paper etc. for the sides
- I bought all my supplies at the dollar store, there is no need to spend a lot of money
And now if your anything like me, you will begin to enjoy photographing small, household objects!
|A head massage|
|I love this stuff|
|I was trying to fart around with Marvin's background|
|My Favorite! Coffee! (hence the name of my blog)|
|Yes that's my flip-flop.|
I'm sure the pictures will come out even better with better light, a proper camera (I used my Android phone for all of these) and maybe even a more skilled hand than I. And hey, I only spent 20min on this!!
Its very relaxing, grab some coffee/tea, put on some music, and you can make this as intricate or be as lazy as you like.
Do you do this? Leave a link, I love looking at your pictures!
P.S Here is a sneak peak at what I got in my Julep June mystery box (using my new photography skills)