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
Although the sun light is coming only from one direction the unwanted shadows are almost completely gone. This light box is only suitable for very small objets, an Arduino board, about 5*6 cm, is the largest you can put into it.
Not bad for this micro light box. Still a bit dark.
More at Flickr.