Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! I’d like to present to you a brand new series called Tools of the Trade. In this series we will talk about a great deal of helpful things, varying from paintbrushes to cameras. This first issue will teach you how to make and use a photo lightbox, which you can use to enhance the photography of your own models. Lets get to it!
To start, you will need the following objects:
- A box, more square than rectangular
- A box cutter or hobby knife (please practice safety, parents help under 18!)
- Parchment Paper
- A simple gradient, I prefer white to black or white to blue.
Prepare for lots of pictures!
To make optimal use of your photo lightbox, you will need to get three lights for the top and sides. This will create perfect lighting for your model photography and greatly increase the quality of your pictures. Lets see what a couple pictures taken using the photo lightbox (currently only have a top light) look like:
So you can see that a photo lightbox is a pretty sweet tool. I hope you enjoyed this little photo tutorial, and it helps you take better pictures of your models. Thanks for taking a look!