So have you ever thought what can I make with an 18x18 box, some duct tape and paper towels?
Of course you have...hasn't everyone?
Have you wanted to take more detailed photos for you ebay or etsy merchandise
but didn't want to spend a fortune on commercial photo boxes?
I got the idea from this website, although I did makes some changes
I used the following - a 18x19 box I purchased at Walmart - abt $5
1 pk of duct tape
1 pk of clear tape - we ended up using both reg tape and packing tape - we kind of chged things along the way
Plain Bounty paper towels * see below
A light source - used a clamp gooseneck but a stand alone would be much better
ruler, pencil knife, scissors
parchment paper - or any white paper
We fold the open ends so all sides were closed. My hsb taped all the corners, then measures 2 in around each corner
The other advantage of putting duct tape all around is it'll be easy to remove the paper towels
you won't tear the box
Cut the center area out on the sides and top
We left the floor and the back whole, on the website they cut the floor out
I wanted more stability so we kept it in
Then we taped the bounty towels on
we started out with packing tape but it was difficult so we switched to regular tape
Trim as needed:
*I'm not sure I would use Bounty paper towels again s they tear at the perforation I will have to experiment with other brands and/or materials
On the website they used paper to swoop down as a back drop since my photo box is bigger I decided to try parchment paper - full disclosure - it was all I had that was long enough
I have not adjusted the following photos so what you see is either with or without the flash
Without the flash:
Without flash: (I didn't take any with)
So what do you think?
Which one do you prefer?
Do you see a difference using a light box?