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Welcome to Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I'm a yoga teacher, and these are my creations. On this blog you can read the story behind the jewelry. You'll also get to meet other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Building a photography light box

New year...new adventures.  Yesterday I decided it was time to get more professional with the photos for my etsy shop. I found inspiration from this site, WikiHow.

So, here it is in all its glory...
Finished project.  Ready for the camera. 
A display board for science projects.
I bought this because it is already lined white on the inside.
I scavenged the house for products that matched the list online, then I headed to Lowe's for the rest.

I cut the board to make it into a box, then cut
one inch borders around 3 sides and the top lid
for the parchment paper.  See finished product below.
Lamps with clips, from Lowe's.  Thanks to hubby
for help in finding these.  Bright halogen bulbs.


Voila!  The finished product.  The openings in the sides and top are taped with
parchment paper.  More white to brighten up the photos.  The lamps are attached to
the sides and top for white light all around.  I'm still using the maps as background.
Here's how the first photo turned out. I'm liking it, but it still needs some work. 
I'm going to play around with the angles of the lights...

I'm the creator behind Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I use this blog to share what I do and to feature other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

2 comments:

ruth said...

I like your idea of the poster board from Lowes's. Probably a lot sturdier than a card board box. Great Job

Moondog said...

Thanks, Ruth. I actually bought that board at the grocery store. All other supplies - lamps, outlet strip, light bulbs - came from Lowe's. It really was pretty easy to do.