Donna at My Tasty Treasures turned me on (if you know Donna at all, you know she'll get a ckick out of that) to the idea of making a light box for my kitchen, and ever since then, I have been pissing and moaning about needing one so my foodie pictures look better. Every single picture I take in the kitchen now has terrible shadows, horrible contrast, and in general, they just suck. (ok, that's just a personal opinion and maybe a rationalization for me to spend the money on supplies to build the light box, but hey, the materials are bought and paid for, so its too late now!)
(Donna references this site for the instructions on building your own.)
Here is how it went together:
Using 5 sheets of craft foam board and some masking or duct tape (I even found WHITE Duck Tape at walmart, so it will look nice from the outside, too.), form a box with one open end.
Put 100W Daylight bulbs in 2 clamp-style shop lights and clamp them to the top edges of the open end of the box.
Plug in, and VOILA!One cozy little studio for capturing the essence of all my future culinary materpieces.
To be posted about later.....