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Old 05-02-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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Talking DIY - Photo Studio in a Box

Hello All! Like everyone else on here, I am always looking for ways to take better quality pictures of my creations. I was recently looking into purchasing a Photo Studio in a Box but was reluctant to fork over the purchase price (after all, the new SU catty is just around the corner).

I came across this awesome blog with instructions on creating your own for less than $10.00 (really even less than that).

Hope this comes in handy for some of you!
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Hello All! Like everyone else on here, I am always looking for ways to take better quality pictures of my creations. I was recently looking into purchasing a Photo Studio in a Box but was reluctant to fork over the purchase price (after all, the new SU catty is just around the corner).

I came across this awesome blog with instructions on creating your own for less than $10.00 (really even less than that).

Hope this comes in handy for some of you!
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Linda I JUST bought one on ebay about 45 minutes ago!! Thanks so much for the tips. I saw one on mytime's blog and decided that I need to boost my pictures on my blog and in my gallery. It's funny that you just posted this. Too late for me but maybe not for someone else.

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Old 05-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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that looks so totally cool! I just posted the link to all my photo buddies who are on budgets...
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Very cool thanks for sharing with us!
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WOW! That is SO COOL! Thanks for posting the link!
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Thanks for sharing this blog. I may have to try this. I have been using those clip on shop lights covered with a handkerchief to diffuse the light but the box would be less of a fire hazard! LOL
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so very simple, wonder if it will help my photo's
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:35 PM   #8
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TFS! WOW!

i didn't even pay $10 cause i had all the stuff already!
just made one- but it is dinner time here so i haven't used it yet!

thank you so much for sharing this info! i have been wanting to get better quality pix!
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very cool - will have to give this a try! many thanks!!!
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Great info in that link! TFS!!!
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thanks for sharing - i'll have to try this some day!
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Very cool. I love the crisp look TFS
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bumping for the morning crowd!
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Oh WOW! Thanks for posting this!

I have to say, however, after looking at the photos I don't know how long this box would last in my house with my cat. I guess if I could put it up on shelf REAL high, it might last.

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I have to say that I tired one of these DIY Studio-in-a-Box (not this one, but one I saw on another blog) and found that it was difficult to set up and not easy for constant set up/take down. In addition, I didn;t find that it helped the quality of my pictures. Hopefully others will have better results.
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I have to say that I tired one of these DIY Studio-in-a-Box (not this one, but one I saw on another blog) and found that it was difficult to set up and not easy for constant set up/take down. In addition, I didn;t find that it helped the quality of my pictures. Hopefully others will have better results.
Check out mytime's blog. http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ Here pictures look absolutely gorgeous with this system. She says she loves it. Mine is on the way so I will have to also see for myself if I like it. I'm sure it will be much better than the system I am using now which is a piece of poster board folded in half.
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Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to be trying this out!
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Here’s a great thread from a Canon Photography forum I visit, it has pictures of items taken inside the box and it also show different boxes that others had made using other materials.

Another DIY light box, with build and test pics
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Here’s a great thread from a Canon Photography forum I visit, it has pictures of items taken inside the box and it also show different boxes that others had made using other materials.

Another DIY light box, with build and test pics
I loved the men's comments about shopping for their materials and their impressions of Michael's craft store:

"Ok, this is getting long, so let me wrap it up. I went to Michaels tonight and bought 5 pieces of foam board and I'm about to cut the 2 side pieces so I can get my work lights to shine in. I hate to even say this, but "Michaels" is a cool little store. I told my wife that and then looked to the sky waiting for a beer can to come down and smash me."

And the reply from the original person who started the thread:
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It was funny when I went to the craft store. There was bird chirping sounds, the whole place smelled like a huge candle and I was the only guy in there. It's such a huge place with little stuff everywhere and all I was looking for was a roll of paper. Sorry guys, but I had to ask for directions. "

I always wondered about the guys I would see wandering through the store.
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