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Saturday, June 25, 2016

How To: Making Mini Photo Studio using Cardboard Box

I'm the type that prefer to take photograph in natural light condition. But lately, it's so hard to find the sun because of the monsoon (I live in south east Asia). (;﹏;)

So, I thought this was the right time, to try that DIY tutorials I ever watched about making your own mini photo studio using cardboard box. Cheap and easy. (^v^)

Materials needed:
  1. Cardboard box in size you wanted.
  2. Thin white paper. (you can used plain paper, printer paper, tissue paper, etc)
  3. Inkjet paper (some say this can absorb light very well)
  4. double-sided tape
  5. Ruler
  6. Cutter
  7. Pencil
  8. Two regular desk lamp with Daylight type LED.

How to:
  • With ruler, pencil, and cutter, make square hole in three sides of the box. I leave 1.5 inches (4 cm) corner.
  • Cut little square on the center side in one of the close lid of the box (see illustration). This will help you peeking into the box when taking pictures.
  • Cut the thin white paper in size of the three sides that now have big square holes.
  • Tape them into the box from the inside.
  • Permanently close the lid side of the box that don't have peeking hole.
  • Now, the side of box that don't have hole in it will be the base of your photo studio, and the lid side that now closed shut will be back-wall side of your photo studio.
  • Make the inkjet paper to be the size of your box, and stick the upper side into the back-wall of your mini photo studio.
  • And it is now done! Put your desk lamp in either side of the box when you use it, and put your camera in the peeking hole (you can open or close the lid).

The camera you used don't have to be DSLR. You also can using your smartphone or pocket camera with help of mini tripod to keep it steady.

With this, I now can take picture anytime I want as long as I have electricity on. (〜^∇^)〜

Warning: keep it away from your children or your pet. :p

Sample taken using this mini photo studio:

This is one of many Youtube tutorial I used as reference:

Indonesian version of this post can be read [here]

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