Hi there. I usually take my card pictures using natural light coming through a window…so if I am lucky and it is a sunny day, I can take great pictures but, if it is a cloudy and rainy day, I am toast :(. I was seriously thinking about buying a light tent but, at the same time I was kind of refusing to pay a lot for something that I could possibly make at home so, I was trying to figure out how I could build my own light tent. First, I thought about using some wood sticks to make a cube frame, tie them up at the ends and then cover the cube with some fabric; then, I thought about using a mesh basket, like the ones you use for the dirty clothes. My ideas where there, but none of them was really convincing.
Last week, Kristina Werner posted on her blog her technique on how she takes her card pictures. While I was reading some of the comments from the other ladies, one of them caught my attention. It was Courtney Baker’s comment where she says that she made her own light tent! So, I checked on her blog right away, and she has a link to this post where it is carefully explained how easy and inexpensive it is to make one using a handy dandy box. Ha-haaaaa!… my eyes popped out… and I started making plans to make my own.
I went to the hardware store to buy my box (67 cents)…, I went next door to the craft store to buy two pieces of white Bristol board… (72 cents)…then at home I realized that I didn’t have any packaging tape, thus I ran out across the street to the convenient store and I bought it for 1.50… Well, I didn’t have to buy the fabric or glue, that was a was good thing because I just had to spend less than 3 dollars ;). I made some time at night watching a one hour tv program, and presto!!!! I built my very first, inexpensive, handy, dandy, light tent!!!!!!
I am still missing the most important part, the correct bulb for my lamp… but on my next trip to the hardware store I will get it for sure. For now, I took some pictures of the box…
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