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How to make a CHEAP DIY light box for product photography for your phone from the dollar tree

Well, we have all seen ads for these pretty nifty lighbox thingys on facebook and instagram. But, they are pretty expensive! (You can buy it here, if you are interested!)

Selling stuff on ebay, etsy, amazon or other e-commerce sites? You are going to need a more professional images to get you to a sell

But what if there was a way to make one from some stuff around your house and the dollar tree?

Gather your materials:

4 foam poster boards

2 regular poster boards

1 tablerandom LED (they burn light blue in color) light sources


wax paper for diffuser panels.

Now set it up. (see the video above.) Use the free app RAW + for more manual control of your phone camera.

Now it's time to edit the photos. I use SNAPSEED for all of my phone editing needs.

Now snap away and show your work.

If you don't have LED lights at home, use a LARGE light source, like a big window or garage door.

Christal Marshall is the owner of Virginia Photos and Films, Virginia Marketing and Media and Virginia Beach Photobooth Company. and Be a marketing ninja

She lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design.

She is a homeschool mom of three, cat lover, sushi eater and poke fan!

She started her business in 2011 with nothing but a $400 camera from Amazon, now she is has been published in over 60 different blogs and websites for her media work and rank top Wedding Photographer in Virginia Beach.

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