Every day on my way to the office I walk by this self rotating advertising pillar. Why not using it for fun?
After reading about light stencils at DIY Photography I was sure I had to try that. In short, you use a flash to illuminate a printout while taking a long exposure picture.
Today I was looking for an easy way to improve my photos: a light box. A quick google search reveals many helpful resources. Yery inspiring is the post at Strobist: How To: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio and this one at Evil Mad Scientist: Lamdshade Light Tent.
I played around with a small box, paper and scissors, only to realize that I am missing the required lighting equipement. My small lamps simply aren’t bright enough.
Sitting in the sun, sipping on my coffee, I came up with this micro light box. Actually it’s a tube. What would you need to build one?
- 1 x piece of A4 paper
- transparent tape
- sun light
- 30 seconds to acquire materials + 15 seconds to assemble the parts