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 =].
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
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 =]
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 . 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.
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.
Hey! I'm really happy you liekd it!! (btw, your icon is super cute!!! ). & 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. =]