PVC Lightbox

After my daughter destroyed my first lightbox which was cardboard and paper, I decided to build something a little sturdier. After looking at various designs using PVC pipe, I bought all the supplies and put together one of my own. To be safe I bought a couple extra 10′ pipes and didn’t end up using them so a few days later, I picked up the extra pieces I would need to build another one. On the second one I decided to add a couple elbow pieces at the bottom along with bars going front to back to see if it would add to the stability. I have yet to use it the second one since I just put it together tonight, so I am not sure which one I prefer yet. I included a couple pics of the boxes, and will put up a few pics taken with them soon.

Shows use of elbows and stabilizing bar from front to back

Shows use of elbows and stabilizing bar from front to back

First attempt at PVC Lightbox

First attempt at PVC Lightbox

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under photography

2 responses to “PVC Lightbox

  1. Looks like a good box! I need to make one, I was thinking about using that foam core. You know it’s kind of like poster board only thicker. I’ll have to play with the idea some more, I need something colapisable and easy to store. My studio is actually my kitchen table.

  2. Foto

    I bought some foam core but didn’t use it for these boxes as the white sheet works pretty well. They are great to bounce light off when doing just about any shooting indoors though, especially kitchen tables! haha That and the counter are usually where I set these up. I am sure my wife is anxious for me to find a better place for my “studio”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s