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take great product photos without taking up a lot of space
I've always wanted a light tent, but they're expensive to buy. I've seen some DIY versions, but most of them were made from a cardboard box, and couldn't fold up for storage. So I made this one for myself.

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Posted by Leigh R. from Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States • Published
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  • How to make lighting. Collapsable Light Tent - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cutting diagram for foam board and paper. I don't know what size foam board is in other countries :( If someone can tell me, I'll make a metric cutting diagram too.

  • How to make lighting. Collapsable Light Tent - Step 2
    Step 2

    Putting the tent together. Make sure you let the glue dry completely before you assemble the tent or pack it away.

  • How to make lighting. Collapsable Light Tent - Step 3
    Step 3

    How to take photos with a light tent., and how to fold it up for storage

  • How to make lighting. Collapsable Light Tent - Step 4
    Step 4

    A photo of a pincushion taken with my tent

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Very clever and useful!
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Cez
Cez · Los Angeles, California, US · 7 projects
thanks for posting this now i no longer have to clear out my white shelf just to take photos with perfect lighting. yay! Happy
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
Well if it's $2 a piece your way I can't see it being much more expensive over here. Thanks anyway. I'm going to have to scout around and see what I can find now. Happy
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Yay, thanks for that!
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Ginger Ginger.
Ginger Ginger. · Australia, AU · 16 projects
thats so cool- if only i culd make it
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Wasabi Noodle
Wasabi Noodle
Wow, this is really great! I've been needing to make one, and this makes it a lot easier. Thanks!
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Tami
Tami · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 17 projects
Omg thanks. This is so useful.
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Fondasaurusrex
Fondasaurusrex · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 11 projects
Thats really cool ! Thanks for making a how-to on this Happy
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Leigh R.
Leigh R. · Fayetteville, North Carolina, US · 1 project
I got the foam board for about $2 a piece at a local craft store, but I've also seen it in Wal-Mart type stores, in the same area as crayons and school supplies. It's used for school projects, mostly. I'm not sure what specific stores int the UK would have it, sorry Happy
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
Thank you so much, I've been looking online all day for something like this, you've made my day. How much did the foam board cost and where did you get it from? Happy
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