So, as I was snapping pictures for my 12 Weeks of Gift Card ideas ’til Christmas, I thought I would pause to show where I take most of my pictures for my blog.
First off, I wanted a *light box* for my birthday a few years ago. I explained, “…..you know, one of those box things to put my stuff in and take pictures of for my blog.,…It has lights and all”.
Well, google *light box* and all sorts of things come up. Mainly, pricey, tent like structures with lights…ect. What also comes up is what I ended up receiving. A light box. You know, one of those clear, sort of flat box that is back-lit to trace or emboss.
Eh, felt SO bad – but, it would not help me for my purpose.
So, my dear sweet husband surprised me a few weeks later with an awesome, professional, huge, portable, LIGHT TENT! I was SO thrilled. Yes, that’s what I was looking for.
Now, every time I go to take pictures of my creations, I have to drag this unit out. (As if my stuff is not already all over the house, I have more to add….) And, I use it on the floor because it is rather large.
I decided I needed something a little more, mmm, user-friendly. A little more “…ok, card is finished – take a picture – blog about it – done…” without the extra time and effort.
So, look what I made –
It is in a shelf! It’s a sheet of poster board and a $5.00 light from Ikea!!!!
This is a little closer view with the light on –
WOW! Nifty, right?
It is SO convenient. It’s in my book-case, at my eye level (I’m short), right behind where I create most of the time!
I’m telling you, you have to make one of these!
And, thanks honey, I still like the ones you gave me!