Creating a White Background Inside a Cardboard Box
I covered the inside of cardboard box with white foam core to create an even white background. Here is a step by step showing how to do it.
Tape the pieces of foam core board to the box.
In the inside the three pieces should fit seamlessly.
The light will come in through the window, reflect back off the white walls of the box like pool balls and give a light that is even and soft.
Put the box near a window. Try turning it around until you to find the spot where the light falls on the inside as even as you can get it.
We are ready to go!
Experiment photographing in different areas inside the box and turning the box around to change the light.
Next week we’ll take a picture of silver jewelry by my kitchen window.
I am an advertising photographer living in NYC. My pictures help large companies sell more and to keep their brands looking fresh. I am also the founder of Via U! , an online studio dedicated to assisting artists selling in Etsy increase their sales too.