9. February 2011 03:26
This picture was taken by my kitchen window. Here is a step by step showing how to create a white background using a discarded box.
Choose a box that it’s height about five times taller than the object you want to photograph. Remove the top flaps and two of the sides.
Cut pieces of white foam core to fit the panels. You can use any other white material as long as it is rigid and stays flat.
Tape the pieces of foam core to the box.
The pieces should fit seamlessly.
The light coming in from the window will reflect back off the white walls resulting in a light that is even and soft.
Put the box near the window. Turn it around until you to find the place where the light falls on the inside as even as you can get it.
The white panels will never look exactly the same - which is a really good thing because if they did the picture would look flat. Often a little bit of imperfection gives a lot of character to a picture.
You are ready to go!
Experiment photographing in different areas of the box and turning the box around to change the light.
You can also try photographing using the corner.
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