Winter months make it hard to take good food pictures. Around here winter means, cloudy and rainy and early sunsets. So I began researching light boxes and found a few dozen that can be bought, prices ranging from $20 to elaborate ones costing $200. So I stuck with a few food blogs which were nice enough to explain how they made their lightboxes and I came up with my own. Now I have no room around here to store a big contraption so mine had to be something I can put up in minutes and take down just as easily as well as store in a small space. Done.
- 2 clip-on lamps – $16
- DAYLIGHT bulbs – $10 for pack of 4
- White Queen Size Flat Sheet – $12
Found a place in my kitchen where I could use the shelves above to clip the lights onto.
Draped the sheet over the counter with the excess in back.
Clipped the lights on the top shelf. Anchored the middle of the sheet under the two piles of plates on the first shelf.
I turned the lights on and then draped the top of the sheet over the lights so that the lights would shine through the sheet (diffused light).
Now for the revealing:
Picture taken before the “lightbox”.
Picture taken with the “lightbox”.
Winter food picture problem …. solved!