I can’t possibly begin tell you how excited I am to share this weekend’s project with you! Today I made my own photography light tent. The purpose of this tool is to take clear pictures of still objects. I can’t tell you how many times a good food picture was spoiled by imperfect lighting. Well ladies and gentlemen this will happen no longer because of Darren Rowse’s tutorial on How to Make an Inexpensive Light Tent. It cost me $3.12 to make this! I already had the box, fabric, tape, and glue, so I only had to purchase the poster board.
My husband bought me a set of lapis blue Fiestaware for Mother’s Day. This weekend, the set came in. I thought I would demonstrate the light tent by using my Fiesta plate as a prop.
Here is a picture of the plate, taken under normal/regular lighting, on a white background. No filters were used, no editing was done, and the picture was taken with my iPhone.
Here is a picture of the plate, taken in the photography light tent. Once again, no filters were used, no editing was done, and the picture was taken with my iPhone.
Isn’t the difference remarkable! I bet you want to make one! This is what it looks like when it’s assembled.
Sorry for the crummy picture. Great… now I need a light tent to take a picture of my light tent. Wouldn’t that be meta?! If you take any food or still pictures for your blog, I seriously encourage you to make one of these babies. The hour of effort is truly worth it! Once again, Darren Rowse’s DIY tutorial to make one of these gems can be found HERE.
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