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Faux-Professional Pictures, Homemade Lightbox???

post #1 of 43
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I recently came to the conclusion that I needed better pictures of my cakes. There's nothing like a crumb-covered counter top to lend to the authenticity of my cakes; however, I think clients will respond better to great photos. So what did your girl do?? I created a homemade light box, or "photo stage", for my work.

This is just a cardboard box with the sides cut out and replaced with wrapping tissue. The tissue-covered "windows" allow for the light coming from the two lamps flanking the box to be diffused into the box. The baby shoes are sitting on a white poster board, or the "stage". See the before and after pictures of the gum paste baby shoes below.
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post #2 of 43
huge difference and I like it!!!
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post #3 of 43
Great idea - Thank you!!!!
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post #4 of 43
i thought your 2nd pic was a pro pick until i read the post - very impressive. congrats
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post #5 of 43
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Thanks! The light box was sooo easy to make. It literally took me 10 minutes and cost less than $2 icon_biggrin.gif
post #6 of 43
Great idea, I am going to have to try this. I just can't get my cake pictures to look good.
post #7 of 43
wow! that really does make a huge difference! makes it easier to see all the tiny details that make it look so great!
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post #8 of 43
Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try. What size box did you use? Do you think you would need to use a bigger box for a cake?
post #9 of 43
WOW!!! Great idea thanks for sharing!
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post #10 of 43
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Originally Posted by christiemc

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try. What size box did you use? Do you think you would need to use a bigger box for a cake?



I used a 12"x12"x18" box that I had laying around the house. I have an 18"x18"x18 box in the closet, and I plan to make a light box with that the next time I do a larger cake.
post #11 of 43
Cool! My pics suck, I definitely need to take some drastic action!
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post #12 of 43
wow that is a big difference! Good Idea!
post #13 of 43
What kind of camera are you using? (I am looking to get a new one)
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What kind of camera are you using? (I am looking to get a new one)



I have a Sony Powershot SD750. It's just your typical point and shoot camera. I even looked into professional-type cameras today, but they are sooooo expensive! That's why I created the light box! Better than dishing out $400-$600.
post #15 of 43
Awesome!! I have been trying to get my hubby to make me one of these. So Is the top cut out also? So Right Side, Left Side, Top Side, cut out and tissue paper duct taped over them to make windows? And Just Desk Lamps...am I missing something?? This made a world of difference!!!
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