How to DIY Light Box

by Morgan O'Connor

This is a tutorial on how to make a DIY Photography Light Box

Supplies

  • Cardboard box
  • White & Black Matte Board
  • Box Cutter
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Lights
  • Subject to shoot
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Secure bottom of the cardboard box with packing tape

    Step 2

    Gather supplies

    Step 3

    Mark lines about 1 inch (2.5 cm) inside each edge of the box on each side and on the top of the box

    Step 4

    Using a box cutter, cut along the lines that you drew

    Step 5

    Cut the front flaps off

    Step 6

    Step 7

    Cut a section of tissue paper, large enough to fit over each of the openings you cut

    Step 8

    Cut away the strays of the tissue paper

    Step 9

    Insert white construction paper, or mat board into the box to fit the inside back and bottom

    Step 10

    Finished product, add lights on both sides

    Step 11

    Before

    Step 12

    After