DIY Photo Light Box – for Fab Product Shots


diy photo light box

Have you ever wondered how people get those gorgeous, bright white shots of their products? Here’s one way – and it uses an inexpensive diy photo light box!

By taking photos inside a box that diffuses natural light from all sides, you can remove harsh shadows and end up with a crisp white, magazine-like quality to your photos.

Photo Styling diy photo light box
-Cardboard box (mine was 18x18x24)
-White tissue paper (purchased at the Dollar Store)
-Clear packing tape
-Utility knife
-White poster board since my box was so long, I used two pieces of poster board so that it reached the edge of my box (purchased at the Dollar Store)

How to:
-Tape the bottom of the box
-Cut off the top side flaps of the box
light box image 1
-Cut out a rectangle 1” shy of the sides, on 3 sides of the box
photo light box image2
-Tape together tissue paper, large enough to completely cover the opening of one side of the box. Create three of these
-Tape tissue paper to each (outer) open side of the box – It should look like this after you’ve covered all three sides
diy photo light box image2
-Cut poster board to fit the (inside) width of the box
-Place the poster board in the box so that it curves inside the box
diy photo light box image3
-Place box in as much light as possible
-Place your product or objects at the flat part of the poster board (inside the box)
diy photo light box behind the scenes
-Take your photo(s).

Once I got my photos into Photoshop I didn’t have to do much to my images. I played slightly with the brightness/contrast and simply cropped.

Here is the after pic:
Photo Styling with diy photo light box

Okay – now it’s your turn! Trust me, you got this girl!!!


Special thanks to Valerie of Lily & Val for the beautiful chalkboard notecard! And SweetiesbyKim for the chocolate covered ‘chevron’ oreos. They were perfect for my photoshoot. Xo

Would you like your own box set of ‘You Got This Girl’ notecards? You can purchase them here.

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