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DIY Light Boxes to Take Better Photos when Selling Your Jewelry

Not only do we we teach jewelry making techniques at NYIAD in the jewelry design course, we also teach students how to photograph their work. Something simple like a DIY light box can make all the difference in taking a great shot of your work. Thanks to a few bloggers willing to share their DIY light box tutorials- learning how to make and use one, does not have to be such a mystery.

You control the amount of light to use by placing lamps around the box. You can even use tissue paper and natural light like Karyn at plussizebangles

Proper lighting can make the difference in your photo looking like the one on the left, or the one on the right. These were taken during the same time of day, one with regular house lights, the other with a light box. See how they made their light box at


Samet Cicek's DIY light box.

You will need a cardboard box, white paper, lights, tape and either a scissor or x-acto knife to cut out the sides. Samet Cicek shares his step by step tutorial of cutting a frame from a cardboard box.


cheriquitecontrary.blogspot also gives a step by step using a glue gun and three lamps to diffuse the light from all sides. Light that is too bright will wash out the detail and create heavy shadows, which is why you diffuse the light with the white paper. Not enough light will not show detail, and lighting it from all sides eliminates shadows.


Ninth and Bird shares DIY secrets for taking better photos by assembling a home made light box by joining separate pieces of board to form a box. 

Hopefully one of these great tutorials inspired you to try making your own light box, so you will be on your way to taking more desirable and professional looking photos. 

Are you interested in taking a great jewelry design course and learning more about how to make your own jewelry or get started professionally in this creative field? New York Institute of Art & Design began as an Interior Design school in 1985, and then expanded our course offerings to train people in other design-related fields, including Feng ShuiWedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. With thousands of active students and more than 50,000 graduates, Sheffield has trained more design professionals than any school in the world.

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