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Build A Light Box On The Cheap, Take Gorgeous Photos!

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It doesn't matter what you call it: light tent, light cube, light box, macro photo studio, or a mini photo studio... with some cheap supplies, a hobby knife, and a couple of lamps, you can get your DIY on -and- make some gorgeous photos! Soft glowing surfaces, sharp details, warm tone, all thanks to the miracle of diffusion. We show you how to build one, why diffused light looks so good, and show you how it works. Whether it's art or just snaps of collectibles you're gonna sell on e-bay, a low cost light box can make a major difference!
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supernat1978 (5 days ago)
Fun video. Down to Earth, like that you used the word Chiaroscuro and "these ones" in the same video lol
Felecia Eddins (1 month ago)
What are the materials used please
Johnathon Windsor (1 month ago)
Wait...did he just refer to the builders square as a "straight edge"?? Rofl
njw1383 (1 month ago)
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Trueman (1 month ago)
to much talking
jeffifer junniper (2 months ago)
I could see you were using foam core, but a better listing of the materials would have helped folks who couldn't see so well.
Hardik Galaiya (2 months ago)
50% Video just jiber jabber
Sally Finnson (2 months ago)
omg The Screen Savers dude
real30girlsrock (2 months ago)
what's that paper called?
WARRICK Tyler (2 months ago)
Grand . Easy to follow and all the help I needed
L. A. (2 months ago)
Thank you. It is great, but why didn't you list the materials?
Anita Lu Collarile (3 months ago)
This video was great!! so simple yet brilliant. Thank you. Wish me luck.
clnbond (4 months ago)
I love this tutorial, but it would be great if you could put a link in to any other tutorial referenced. I'm trying to find the one for the lights you seem to mention you've made and I'm struggling!! Thanks guys X
Marcelo Gomez (4 months ago)
Great Video!! Very usefull, will give it a try :)
Quincy Fingerote (4 months ago)
Loved this video, loved the guy and his personality!!!!
Jeannette Estrada (4 months ago)
Really nice Idea
sfbayareagirl (5 months ago)
What's the size of the foam core windows they cut out and tape-hinged together? 12"? 18"? I suppose either or any size would do. I just like to know exactly what they used and tailor mine specifically. I like how they did that, though. (But yes, less chatter and "jokes" and more to the point.) But TY guys for the info!!
Wendy Winchester (5 months ago)
Good tutorial but took way too long to actually get to it. A little preamble is fun but more than half the video is ridiculous .
Kate Lahendro (5 months ago)
Loved it, thank you !
Loose the talky guy
Augustine Appadurai (6 months ago)
Wow! great. Some project for me to do. Very interesting.
Lain Lain (6 months ago)
Yup, gonna build mine instead of buying the finished product for about 20-30$
Jon Powell (6 months ago)
Americans are so damn annoying. Couldn’t stomach listening more than 10 seconds to these two morons
John Remalio (6 months ago)
Thewe guus talk no time
SKWN _H (6 months ago)
good idea
Rusty Cas (6 months ago)
Needs front lighting - reflected. And yeah, too much talk.
Kris Ondi (7 months ago)
I want to make videos on making instrument videos how should I center my camera without showing me?
Michael Myers (7 months ago)
More talk. So i skip
Alissa anne (7 months ago)
Great Thank you ! What kind of light bulb do you use?
muhammad haroon (7 months ago)
you are the expert.
SanPedro22 (8 months ago)
Cut the stupid jokes. And redo. Will be far more professional.
Jennifer Pegg (8 months ago)
@DIY Tryin ..Leather hinges...well they are pretty cool , my husband put them on our mailbox when the door broke off..been there for years..thanks for cool, easy, cheap solution. I made a ring light w/ daytime rope light and wax paper . Gonna try wax paper in place of the tissue paper
Justine Aniceta (8 months ago)
would wax paper work???
Alex Nikoo (8 months ago)
Thank you, which type of bulbs did you use for the project ? I mean what brand and wattage ? I think producing different heat in Kl is very important .
Diana Wood (9 months ago)
Didn’t tell us what to use for defused, finally mentioned to use white foam board.
devron townsend (9 months ago)
The fact y'all said that's ghetto an I'm ghetto lol hmmmmm
A. Luna (9 months ago)
👍🏼 great
Niurka Rosa (10 months ago)
Hi guys! Thanks for the great tips. I know you mentioned that we could/ should imagine doing it ourselves on a larger scale ourselves but I would REALLY REALLY appreciate it if you guys would actually create one of these light boxes on a larger scale, say the size of a mannequin that is about 6 feet tall. I am starting a import and wholesale Bohemian clothing business in NY and many of the retailers I have visited so far would like me to email them pictures of all the items as they don't have time to see my items while at the store and would prefer to see the pics at their leisure at night or downtime. PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks for the great DIY videos, I have subscribed and will definitely share them with all my friends that sell online. Stay blessed...
tigray core video (10 months ago)
the materials again?
shannon smith (10 months ago)
I saw your video, went out, got the stuff and made myself a light box which works perfectly. Thank you, you saved me a lot of money.
eBoarder75 (11 months ago)
We just went back in time! Young Bill Gates right there people!
Jim Jakosh (11 months ago)
would it be advisable to have a light source on top and reflective surfaces on the sides?
Tanya J. (11 months ago)
What are the Kelvins your using?
M D (1 year ago)
dont watch just blah blah blah
Craftin Kate (1 year ago)
Are those "clamp lights"? What is the watts used for each bulb? Thanks
Stuart Brooks (1 year ago)
why not take that toilet paper and wipe your sweaty upper lip pal
George F (1 year ago)
Love it, love it Thank you
Ben Rollman (1 year ago)
Found looking for LEGO photography. Will be building this this weekend.
Stevie Solutions (1 year ago)
I haven't watched the whole thing yet and you guys are cracking me up. However, put your mind to it.
Vithanala Shiva (1 year ago)
PAPIBAYBAY (1 year ago)
Very good Video guys Really Help Full
Chuck Ford (1 year ago)
Patrick Norton.... hadn't seen you since TechTV. I was wondering what happened to you. Good seeing you again.
Jason Torres (1 year ago)
Congratulations: you guys reinvented the cardboard box. 1. get a box 2. cut windows in it 3. interpolate the rest of their steps
piffdaddy420 (1 year ago)
OH SHIT!!! I remember this guy!!! From the show "The Screen Savers" from way back in the day!!! i always wondered what happened to this guy and leo. i guess this guy is still doing his tech tip thing.
Bilal Rajput (1 year ago)
Can u please mention the products that we need to make DIY box
David Farmer (1 year ago)
Probably the worst video I have seen on you tube.
Lonesome Crow (1 year ago)
What the fuck is wrong with ghetto mothu fucker?? I call up clouds all the time bitch.
Lonesome Crow (1 year ago)
Your color temperature should be 5000K Looks like your down to about 2500K
Lonesome Crow (1 year ago)
You bitches know you can buy a light box for 29$ ...
Howie Young (1 year ago)
What brand and wattage LED light bulbs do you use?
Jonathan (1 year ago)
For a channel called "DIY Tryin" you guys sure seem very concerned making it clear this is very ghetto.
Vladimir Otero (1 year ago)
Fuck. To much meaningless talk.
Vladimir Otero (1 year ago)
Get to the damn point. Skip the first 3 minutes.
Solecita (1 year ago)
Nice and useful. Thanks guys!
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alexander rahirant (1 year ago)
Patrick Norton used to be cool back in the days of TechTV, not anymore dude!!!
Thomas Williams (1 year ago)
usernamemykel (1 year ago)
Hmmm. Let me figure this out - "The Odd Couple", "Batman and Robin", "Twiddledee and Twiddledum", "Turner and Hooch"???????????
Mootpoint Jones (1 year ago)
Good idea and nicely built but too much chat and nonsense. Keep it relevant and straightforward please.
Satora Spears (1 year ago)
Grace Marie Thomsen (1 year ago)
Going to make this to photograph my handmade jewelry. Thanks!
Luann Coghlan (1 year ago)
educational and entertaining Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DeShawn Hatcher (1 year ago)
Nice Guys!! Thanks
Peter W (1 year ago)
Would this work substituting a black background?
Denny Carr (1 year ago)
awesome guys..4 years later but awesome. Thanks
rdprice29 (1 year ago)
My husband and I watched this tonight and built our own light box. The results are AMAZING!!! This is crazy good!
Tennessee Charles (1 year ago)
The comments have taught me that the word "ghetto" is now banned. Jesus Christ I just quit.
Mike Ash (1 year ago)
Nice Teamwork. Good Demo. Thanks
Saeid Anvar (1 year ago)
I loved this, I'm gonna try build this for myself
Guy Guy (1 year ago)
Hi, I'm looking to take some photos of jean's on a white background. Is there a easy way to do it?
John Post (1 year ago)
Lookin to shoot sneakers. this is great, thanks.
Pap's Studio (1 year ago)
very nice video
Luthuf Khan (1 year ago)
Its very Use Full Kindly Guide Us Which are products used in the box we need to Work out
rhettacps (1 year ago)
How about a supply list I. The description? Your window coverings (diffuser material), what was it? It looked like white trash bags.
Ryan James (1 year ago)
You all talk for 3:30 before you do any actual work. Then when you're done constructing the light box, you show sample shots for half a second. Why is everyone so narcissistic these days? Cornholers.
Mario Flanation (1 year ago)
Very inspiring. Thanks...
Elvis Kotian (1 year ago)
Nice method of making this light box. Cool
Jay Burgess (1 year ago)
hey thanks for the video guys. doing some cleansing around the house, getting rid of this and that and needed to quick and easy way to get more professional, well-lit photographs of the stuff I find to sell.
Lawnmower American (1 year ago)
Just use a large cardboard box instead of taping these panels together.
Linda Meyer (1 year ago)
I totally listen to the Harry Potter series, read by Jim Dale, LOVE it! I'm going to open a little site on Etsy, and I'm super stoked to try this idea! Thank you!!!
Sunsetpeople (1 year ago)
Видео говно!!!
Rising Force (1 year ago)
bla bla bla...
Andy (1 year ago)
I appreciate the effort but my god guys the attention span of a viewer is 20 seconds, That was 3 minutes of puns and comedy attempts before the actual DIY :)
You guys are CRAZY! I LOVE IT!!!
rune rasmussen (1 year ago)
Could you guys build a ringflash?🤔
Stupid video
Tiffany De Leon (1 year ago)
perfect.  making one now.  Exactly what I needed.  I will share it.  Thanks guys!
Pranav Shrestha (1 year ago)
Save yourself some time, go watch another video.
RockOutJewelry (1 year ago)
tissue paper rips very easily...use parchment paper
robson bong (1 year ago)
so many talk!
tua (1 year ago)
What type of bulb do I use? Warm light ok? How🐯how many watts?
FoggyBoss Channel (1 year ago)
WHAT! I remember Patrick from “Screen Savers”. Nice info on making a light box. Thank you.

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