4 DIY Photography Hacks You Can Do With Boxes

Boxes are all around us. We get them in mail. we bring them from the store. Heck, we even got one when we bought our digital camera.

Have we ever stopped a minute to think what those boxes can do for us in other aspects then storing?

Below are 4 box photography hacks and mods for your pleasure. Click the title of each to go to the full tutorial on how to do it!


1. The Simple (Boxy) Light Tent

This hack is maybe the most known hack of them all. With a medium sized box and some diffusion material (silk, sketching paper, baking paper…) you get a pro studio for photographing small objects.

Making one can not be easier – cut three sides of a box and glue some sketching paper – about 5 minutes of work.

The idea is simple. The light that enters the box is diffused by the sketching paper. This diffusion eliminates hard shadows and create beautiful specular highlights.

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