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Creating a Light Box Effect For Under $2
After reading “How to Blog For Profit: Without Losing Your Soul” I know that if I want my blog to expand farther I need to produce better photos.
I was blessed to be able to purchase a great camera this January and am slowly learning the ins and outs of it. I will admit I am still not brave enough to switch over to manual mode but I am hoping to eventually figure it out with the help of a few different ebooks I have waiting to read in my Kindle App .
For now though I just wanted to make the backdrop of my photos look as good as the “wow” pins I see on Pinterest . I showed my husband the type of photos I wanted to create and we both decided they must have light boxes.
My husband told me that he currently did not have time to help me make a light box but for now why didn’t I purchase 2 pieces of white foam from Dollar Tree tape them together and drag them outside to the table I was currently using to photograph all my items on (our house does not have good light so I provide entertainment for the neighbors by taking pictures of food and other random items outside in all kinds of temperatures).
When I got to Dollar Tree my daughter gave me a even better idea, she pointed out that the science fair boards were white and that you could get two pieces of poster board for just $1. So for $1.50 plus tax my light box effect was born.
Just last night I tried it out on a popular post of mine “Simplest Fudge Ever”
Here was my sad indoor before the fancy camera photo
Here is my new photo taken with my new camera and under $2 light box effect
I think you will agree with me that the change is dramatic!
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