How to Make a Lightbox to Photograph Food

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One great way to get good looking food photographs is with a lightbox. Make a lightbox to photograph food with help from an experienced photography professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dan Reinecke with Unknown Media. Here to show you how to make a lightbox to photograph food. This is a simple process but it will take a little bit of work. What you will need is a fairly large cardboard box. A large piece of white poster board, some thin tissue like paper or muslin, and tape. Start off securing the bottom of the box with the tape. Turn the box opening towards you. This will be the front of your lightbox. Cut off the front flaps of the box. Now you are going to cut a large opening on the top and the sides of the box. From there you are going to cover these holes with your tissue paper or muslin and secure them with tape. Now you are going to want to insert the poster board inside the box to act as the background for your photos. You will also want a slight curve in the corner not a hard crease. The hard edge would cause unwanted shadows that will take away from your photos. You are now finished with your lightbox and are ready to take some amazing photos of your food. I'm Dan Reinecke, take your best shot.

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