Photo Karma – Great Pictures on the Cheap

In a work-related 1 fit of enthusiasm today, I did something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. I built a bootleg light-box to take nice pictures of small objects. Turns out this is something easier than I had even thought and the results are better than I expected. It’s always a good day when you can exceed expectations. To wit – this small sculpture given to us upon the pending birth of our first child:

Baby Daddy

And, on a lighter note, this 3″ Batman figure that came from the bottom of a Cheerios box:

Dark Knight

All you need is a camera, a cardboard box, some tissue paper and a bright light source. I actually used the sun coming in through a window this morning. Oh yeah, you need to head on over to the site where I found directions for this nearly free contraption.

So what are you waiting for? Take the plunge and start taking great looking pictures of all your household trinkets! You can also take a look at a few more in my Flickr set from this morning’s photo session.

1 Our Children’s Librarian, fresh off a training session at the State Library, came in this morning with the idea to do a photo inventory of all our puppets, stuffed animals, and various story time props so the other libraries in the system can see what’s available for their programs. I jumped at the chance to use work time to jury-rig my apparatus and make sure we got the job done right.

2 Responses to “Photo Karma – Great Pictures on the Cheap”

  1. Walter Says:

    That’s a pretty cool three-inch Batman you’ve got there….

  2. Walter Says:

    Did that sound dirty? ‘Cause it was supposed to sound dirty.

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