Jul 03, 2007
Every once in a while I get questions about the photos I take of my cards and other projects so I wanted to share this really simple solution with all of you! You may remember me mentioning that my husband purchased a Photo Studio in a Box for me for Christmas. He purchased the light box at a local specialty camera store (Samy’s Camera if you’re in the area) for around $120. It was a completely unexpected gift so I hadn’t done any research on similar products on the market. Although I must say he did a great job picking something out because it works like a charm for me! The light box is 16x16x16 and comes with two tungsten studio lights, a backdrop (grey/blue), and an adjustable tabletop camera stand. I prefer to take my photos on a white background so I took a piece of white posterboard, cut it to size, and ran it up the back of the photo box. I believe they do sell a white backdrop separately, but I just haven’t gotten around to purchasing one. I do not use the camera stand when I take my pictures. I try to get as close as possible to the item without using my zoom. I also do not use a flash when taking pictures in the light box. My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1. It’s just a simple digital point and shoot camera. You can read my review of it here. After the picture is taken, I transfer it to my PC and use Photoshop Elements to crop, adjust the color, brightness/contrast, and add my watermark. Altogether it takes me about 10 minutes from the time I take the picture to the time the picture is edited to my liking. If anybody has questions, please leave a comment and I will answer them below. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful July 4th holiday!