As with most bloggers, I receive quite a lot of media & press drops, all kinds of gorgeous goodies that I never quite felt I could do justice to with my poor photography skills. While I love taking photo’s, I’m simply not very good at it. I’m also quite lazy, I want to quickly and easily, snap a pic using my iPhone and share it, without having to go through the hassle of hauling out my camera, making sure it’s charged, taking the images, transferring them to my laptop and then to my phone in order to share them. I want, quick, easy, pretty pictures.
And that’s how I stumbled across the home made photo light box. It makes the world of difference to the quality and professional look of the images I can share, that and a few amazing photo editing apps, Instagram aside.
The photo light box will revolutionize your pictures and seriously, if I can make one and I’m the complete opposite of crafty, then really anyone can!
I used this video to teach myself how to make a light box:
And aside from a cut on my thumb from the stupid box cutters, it turned out perfectly! It’s not a pretty light box like some of the others I’ll show you, but it works and it took my product images from amateurish to something that is a lot more professional looking!
Check out these two images I took this evening using my light box:
They’re still not perfect, and I’m still learning but they’re a hell of a lot better than previous product shots I’d tried to take.
What got me thinking about this was recent blogger drop that a large percentage of bloggers received, the and as I watched everyone share the images to social media, I couldn’t help thinking that this little light box trick of mine was a tip that I needed to share with other bloggers. Be gone, dark, shadowed product photo’s and welcome to light, beautiful product pics for your blog!
I also found some great ideas on Pinterest too! Follow Sharon’s board Blog Photography on Pinterest.
The other tip that I picked up along the way was to use photo editing apps before sharing to Instagram, my favorite one is SnapSeed, so easy to use and it can totally change the look of your images from ordinary to amazing with just a couple of swipes!
I’m still learning but I’m having so much fun taking my photo’s lately, between my lens attachments for my phone, my photo light box and the editing apps, it really excites me to see what I can create!