How to DIY Light Box

by Morgan O'Connor

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


  • 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


    Step 12