If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend money if you can do it yourself and yield the same results.One day I was at my local photography store I saw one of these “Pop-Up” light tents.
No way I am going to spend $100 on some fabric and 3 lights when the material costs far less.
So I set off and built one of these light tents and it did not come out bad at all. I got mine from work in which they throw out anyway. In my box I used white muslin fabric that is found at your local arts and craft store. ($4.00 US or $1.99 a yard) People suggested other fabrics like White Nylon and white fleece.
1.) A Box – It could be any size you want as long as you can light it! You can also find boxes in the back of strip malls, grocery stores, appliance stores or basically any place that makes or sells products. If your extremely cheap and have some white under shirts laying around.
Cut up the sides to where you have two halves of the shirt.
If you use multiple shirts, be sure that the color matches or your end result may not turn out as you like it 3.) Tape ‘ I use tape to secure the fabric to the sides of the box.
Reason being is that In-case you want to try out different fabrics. (.00 US A Roll) 4.) Glue ‘ You can use a “Glue Stick” (.00 US a Stick) or spray adhesive (.00 US per Can) to stick the lining in the box.
5.) White Bristol board ‘ This will line the inside of the box and will also serve as your back round (.50 a sheet X2).
I would suggest to buy 2 or 3 sheets as you will be cutting up two to line your box (Could be more depending on the size of your box) and one for the back round.
Bristol board is a heavyweight paper (.006″ Thick) that is used in drawing/art.