This post is for you if you want to take photos of small-to-medium-sized objects with a pure white background for your blog, research paper, shopping site, or book with no fuss.
Taking photos against a white backdrop and with minimal shadows is difficult—that’s what I thought before I had a light box.
I am not a proficient photographer by any stretch: I have a neat little Canon Powershot S110 with a zoom lens, and I have a couple of smartphones.
In the past, when taking pictures of smaller items for my blog, I just used a table, white cardboard or a white towel, and daylight.
At some point, a friend asked whether I could help her take pictures of two products for her shop. They needed to be on a white background.
I was surprised how difficult this actually was—obtaining a completely white background. It took me a full day to get acceptable photos for two items.
This got me thinking:
I wanted to use more and better-looking photos on this blog, but I didn’t want to spend hours for every single image. I also wanted to take photos independent of the time of the day.
After some research, I got myself a photo light box (aka light tent) with integrated LED lighting and a small, but precise tripod.
This light box has been one of my favorite and most productivity-enhancing purchases in the last 12 months. Continue reading