How to make a cheap Light Box

A few days ago I compared professional and DIY cheap light boxes. I found that the Storage Box Light Box did a great job. It created an excellent filtered light and was super easy to make.

This Light Box took about 5 minutes to make and cost about $20. I love this because the storage box comes with a lid, so after using it, you can use it to store your photography paraphernalia until next time. It’s also really solid and will last a very long time.

I will warn you, it might be quick and easy to make but the plastic is tough to cut through. I worked up a sweat and I would highly recommend safety glasses.

How to make a cheap Light Box

How to make a cheap Light Box with a Storage Box

How to make a cheap Light Box with a Storage Box

…and that is how to make a cheap light box. Easy hey!


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  1. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    Cool my daughter made light boxes for her year 12 art assignment and we still have one on the wall and I love it !

  2. What a good Idea, Rachel.

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