(Written by Quad)
If you would like to enhance your LEGO photography skills you will need a photo light-box. Here is a little tutorial on how to make a simple light-box for great quality LEGO photos.
Instead of shelling out $20+ for a professional photo light-box you can make your own from things around the house with almost the same outcome. Here are the steps (you can click on any of the pictures for a larger view):
First off you will need at least two large, thin, books (a little larger than a normal sheet of paper). These Science Library books will do nicely:
Next, you will need at least three sheets of paper without any marks on them (like the paper you use for printing):
Now set up the books something like this (the third book is actually not needed – you just need something to hold up the other book):
Set one of the sheets of paper down to act as a “floor”:
Then set up the other sheets up like you see below. You might need to stick some double-sided tape on the backside of the paper, so it won’t fall down during your photo-shoot. You can also put another piece of paper to cover the gap between the sheets, so you don’t have that crack in the middle of your LEGO photo. (Thanks Admin!)
Probably the most important thing you’ll need is a nice, bright, white light – not like a flashlight but more like a desk-lamp. Some lights give off a sort of yellowish light. That is not the light you want. You need a lamp with a light that looks pretty much pure white. Some LED lamps and florescent lights are great for this. I’ve also heard that some people wait till its bright enough outside to take their LEGO photography. But you cannot take those pictures at all times, and I know for a fact that white bricks can get discolored if they’re out in the sun for too long.
See how nice it looks?
If you have any other ideas and tips on how you make LEGO photography look better just add them in the comment section below. Thanks!
And if you would like to invest in a professional photo light-box, below are some nice and fairly inexpensive options: