My husband is very supportive of all of my crazy hobbies and this blog is no exception. He helps me ready ingredients as I cook, he comments on almost every entry, and he passes out my blog business cards as if he were earning commission. So as you can imagine he was very compassionate when I expressed my sadness over daylight savings and how it was going to affect my food photography. I need natural light to take decent pictures of my dishes and since the time change it is pitch black outside before I even leave work. I spent a couple of days wining about how my blog would suffer all winter because of the daylight issue.........
Yesterday he was off of work for Veteran's Day and I wasn't. I came home to the most amazing surprise. Forrest had purchased all of the material we needed to make a homemade light box. My food photography could survive despite the darkness of the night. I couldn't have been happier and I can truly say that I am so thankful to have such a thoughtful husband!
I highly suggest this contraption to anyone in the same situation as I was. It only cost about $30 dollars and was a cinch to construct. The picture of the apple above was taken at 10pm at night!
Homemade Light Box
5 pieces of white foam board from Micheal's
Masking Tape (Duct tape will melt in the heat of the lights)
2 Clamp Spotlights
2 100 watt Daylight Light Bulbs