Friday, September 14, 2007

Photography: It's better with a light tent

A few months back I started photographing my finished projects using a white sheet as a backdrop. Personally I think it makes a huge difference and showcases the projects in the best light possible.

Well, it's time to go one better than a plain old white sheet. No more time wasted setting up the scene, pinning the white sheet onto the chair/sofa/wall/child, positioning for the right light etc... What you need is a light tent (or soft box, or mini photo studio). A light tent will enable you to take better quality photos of your projects or goods for sale, while controlling the amount of light.

For examples and ideas on DIY projects and Photographers accessories, check out these links I found:

DIY, the cheapest & easiest to make from paper

DIY, v. cheap & quick light tent made with a white lampshade
IKEA hacker

DIY using cardboard box & fabric (muslin, fleece, nylon)

DIY mini studio, pvc constructed frame draped with blue fabric

Mini photo studio, lights stand, carry bag, blue red and black backdrops, only £35.00

Top of the range pop up light tent and accessories, lots of £££££

Misc. photography accessories on

I hope you found this helpful. I'll try to post some pictures when I get round to buying/making my own light tent. In the meantime, if you do try out any of these suggestions, I would love to see how your work turns out.



AR said...

Yay, thanks for the links. I need all the help I can get! LOL

gilraen said...

Thank you for taking the time to give us all this :) I for one would love to take better pics. :)