Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Fun Tip Friday #7 by SmallCreationsByMel Fun Tip Friday #7 by SmallCreationsByMel
Here’s the link to making your own lightbox! [link]
---------

Check out my gallery for other Fun Tip Fridays! =]

---------
Etsy: [link]
Tumblr: [link]
Personal Tumblr: [link]
YouTube: [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:icongamergirl5263:
GamerGirl5263 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What if you are using an IPod Touch or IPhone. I can't use a camera since my SD card doesn't work :/
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
The iphone has a macro setting I think.  Little flower icon?  Think it depends on which iphone you have.  I don't use an iphone so I'm not too positive =\.  
Reply
:icongamergirl5263:
GamerGirl5263 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't see it on the IPhone 4 so I guess it's on the 5th generation :/ Thanks anyways.
Reply
:iconrapsody:
Rapsody Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Excellent tip!
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
thanks!
Reply
:iconcreativenight:
CreativeNight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much. I have a hard time making my photos look right. mostly its the light. but this should help.
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
No problem! Hope it does help!
Reply
:iconsagemint:
SageMint Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I have that exact camera lol color and all. Lovely tutorial~ :3
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It is a nice camera :)
Reply
:iconfottantuno:
fottantuno Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really good idea +A+
Reply
:icond00m99:
D00M99 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Do you know what the approximate dimensions of the box are? ?___?

Minor detail, I know, but I'm just curious how big/small I should make it and if size will effect lighting and etc etc et @_@
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Mine is about 12 inches high, 17 inches wide, and 10 inches deep. It really depends on how big your piece is which leads to how big you would need your box to big. If you have a bigger box, you'd just need brighter lights. So honestly it doesn't matter too much how big your box is =].
Reply
:iconmegbear99:
megbear99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have one of those little cameras, and never use it because I thought it just likes to take blurry dark pictures. Am going to try your tips right now. Love your articles!
M
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
thanks and good luck!
Reply
:iconxhiao1994:
xhiao1994 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
finally! my prayers have been answered! lol.
cool tutorial!
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thanks! =]
Reply
:iconpoppycorn99:
PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I've got a question about this light box: Where exactly are the 3 holes you mentioned here? Does it make a difference if there's only one hole on the top? I want to make one for my mom (and borrow it once in a while) XD
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I think it's better to have more holes so you can let more light in. I have one on top, one on right, one on left and one behind (directly in front of you in the back of the box). There should be a youtube link down in the description showing where to cut the holes =]
Reply
:iconpoppycorn99:
PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, sorry, I usually don't miss details in the description! :blush:
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
oh no worries at all haha. :heart:
Reply
:iconnoxineralon:
NoxInEralon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya know, I've always wondered how people get those kinds of photographs with just the white in the background. I'm gonna have to try this myself for my own crafts. Thanks so much for sharing :)
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
No problem! Hope your pictures come out amazing!! :D
Reply
:iconthedarklittlebunny:
TheDarkLittleBunnY Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you ! *-*
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
haha welcome
Reply
:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's amazing how much a light box helps! My dad bought me one and I can't imagine not using it now. :)
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Totally agreed =] the pictures look soooooo much more professional and it's sooo much clearer! Best of all you don't have to use flash so no glares/reflections :D. I really hope people will try this because I see many lovely pieces, but the picture of their piece is usually blurry or out of focus, so in the end all that hard work isn't shown as well as it could have been.
Reply
:iconartist1946:
Artist1946 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for this how to. I really have wanted a light box for along time and now I don't have to spend a lot of money on one. Again thank you this really helped.
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
No problem! Just glad it helped! =]
Reply
:icontheharley:
TheHarley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like your fun tip friday pieces >_>
I might actually make a lightbox now and stop relying on sub-par images of my work.
=D
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I saw your comment and it totally made my morning =]. It means so much to me that people like my FTF's! :love:
Reply
:icontheharley:
TheHarley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=D I'm glad it did!! I've seen some of your work before, but it was before you started doing your FTF's ^_^
You have quite a lot of talent, I'm happy to see that you're sharing some of your techniques!
Reply
:iconhappycharms:
happycharms Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thank you for this great tutorial, it is very helpful. I hope it will reach lots of people!
(I put it on the front page of Clayformers group, hope they will use it.)
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Omg! Thank you so much!! I'm super happy it was useful! =]
Reply
:iconhappycharms:
happycharms Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
My light source is too yellowish, I think. I used a simple white paper before, so anytime I made some photos at my desk it turned out to be in a yellow-orange tone - the paper only helped a little.

About your tip: I think it is good that you let people know of things likes this. I check lots of photos everyday and there are so many that are dark, full with noise, blurry, the focus is on the background and not on the item. So I hope this will help some people. :)
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Yeah I think a whiter light will help =]. When the light is white, the white background and sides actually help a lot since the light seems even brighter, being reflected off the white surfaces =].

I'm really glad you like my tutorial! :D
Reply
:iconuzimiko:
UziMiko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
phew! i really needed this! thanks!
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
No problem!
Reply
:iconmooches-of-maxter:
Mooches-Of-Maxter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Wow, this is a great idea! I was totally wondering how you took these magnificent pictures, thanks for sharing! <3
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
You're welcome! I'm glad it was helpful! Feel free to ask me questions anytime :D
Reply
:iconpoppycorn99:
PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, so that's how you do it! :wow:
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
haha <3
Reply
:icongenuine-smile:
Genuine-Smile Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now I don't have to wonder for the rest of my life! Thank you! You're a helpful person indeed!
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
You're welcome! Glad it helped! =]
Reply
:iconseaofcreations:
SeaOfCreations Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did not know about the exposure thingy. Thank you!
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Welcome! =]
Reply
:iconrixmodels:
RixModels Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
i can not believe i never thought to make my own light box! this is wonderful, thank you so much for posting this :heart:
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
You're welcome!
Reply
:icondelirix:
Delirix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Wow, this is super neat! Definitely something I'll be using in the future if I decide on photography. x3 Does it work with other colors as well?

~Nyx
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Hey! I'm really happy you liekd it!! (btw, your icon is super cute!!! :squee:). & yes, other colors would work too, such as black, blue, red, etc. Just make sure the paper isn't glossy or it will reflect the light too much. =]
Reply
:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
p.s.- I feel that white has the best effect though =]
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 820 × 1419




Details

Submitted on
April 13, 2012
Image Size
650 KB
Resolution
820×1419
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
9,473 (2 today)
Favourites
297 (who?)
Comments
51
Downloads
55
×