DIY Collapsible Light tent

Aug 6, 2006
Yeah what can I say, I'm bored anyway another DIY project.

DIY Collapsible Light Tent

Ever wanted to take pictures of small items around your house and make them look like it was done at a studio? It's possible with some items around your home and a trip to your local craft store. It's going to cost you around $15 but its money well spent. If you were to order a similar setup from a photography store, your looking to spend near a $100.
Apr 21, 2007
California, USA
I did the same thing with pvc pipes and a sheet from IKEA, which was $4.99. I bought lamps from the hardware store, as well as daylight fluorescent bulbs. There was a suggestion to hole punch the posterboard and put screws in the top pipe so you can easily swap out the background. I think I found a link on the cafe a search.

Peter, what settings do you use on your camera? Because it is so bright in the light tent, do you spot meter and stop down your lens so you can everything in focus? I found the best way was to go manual, but I'd love to hear your success settings.


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