How-to: DIY photo studio
I am a complainer.
If you’ve read my blog at all, you’ve probably read about my complaints of living in a cave. One of the basic rules of photography is good “natural” light. I totally get that. Unfortunately (or fortunately if its a hot summer day) my apt faces south and if we all recall from grade school days, the sun rises in the east. So yeah… I live in a cave which means no natural light. All I have is my ghetto natural light aka ceiling fan or my kitchen’s fluorescents. Needless to say its not the best source but its doable and I make it work for the most part.
My favorite foodie know-it-all, Nikki, tells me all the time that I don’t need a swanky DSLR camera. What I need is a photo light studio and it would take care of my light issues but at $60 a pop (holy light box batman!), I decided I would just deal with my cave issues. What can I say? I am cheap!
Then fellow TWDer, Caitlin, posted about her DIY light box and the promised price tag? $2! Now you’re speaking my (cheap) language! So I followed the link on her blog and made my own. My advice? Keep fingers away from razor blade. Just take my word for it. Also click the link to see the process pictures.
My box was a 23x16x12 Amazon box (… and T thought saving amazon boxes was a waste! Eat your words T!) and tissue paper leftover from last Christmas. But the best deal was finding 2 matching desk lamps at a garage sale last weekend for $1/each! Score!
After I spent a good 2 hours setting it up I was giddy to take a picture. Imagine my dismay when my pictures came out with a yellow-orange-ish tint.
I am so sad.
Can someone tell me what I did wrong? Is my 60w light bulb wrong? Do I need a higher/lower wattage? Help?
:: begin pouting in … 3…2…1 ::