DIY PROJECT: MAKE YOUR OWN LIGHT TENT
A bit of Kiwi ingenuity never goes amiss, and, here at we take that one step further to create our own photographic equipment — this time in the form of a DIY light tent
• A small cardboard box • White tissue paper • White photo paper / card • Scissors • Tape • The prop(s) you want to shoot Have you got your scissors ready? Here’s how it all worked … First, Croy chopped up the box so that there was a square hole in the top and on both sides. He then covered all the gaps with white tissue paper, which would diffuse any light source that would be aimed towards the tent. From there, a piece of glossy white photo paper was inserted into the box to cover the floor and slope up the back, and the prop — in our case, a grassy squirrel — was placed inside. All up, it took about 30 minutes to create and set up. Croy then trialled the light tent in two situations.