Yeah, who does not like doing things yourself?
The satisfaction you get when your DIY project bearing fruits.
Oh I lurrrrrrrve that feeling.
Anyways, it has been my longest intention to make my own DIY light box.
All this while, I have been relying on the good ol’ Mr Sunshine for that perfect natural light just so I get to snap beautiful photos of my nail art. Believe me when I said it is frustrating with capital F whenever I failed to get photos of my nails the way it should. You know, like when the color should be bright pink but turned out dull in photo just because there wasn’t enough light to capture the correct color.
Why don’t just fix it in photo editor, you ask.
Firstly, when the color was not captured the way it is in raw footage…chances are, it wouldn’t be close to perfect even post-editing. It is possible though. Just that, it will take time to calibrate everything to (my) perfection. And time is too much to waste on post processing when you already spent so much on doing your nails. You get what I mean.
Lastly, I am just not that good in photo editing. There, I said it.
Here’s my DIY light box.
You are smiling aren’t you?
That smile with full of sarcasm in it.
I know, I know.
This isn’t a proper light box. Not even close to the one I was referring at. But I just don’t have the proper materials to start with and so, I thought this polystyrene foam leftover from previous Christmas decorations could helped me out.
Now, that’s what matter most you see.
I did a recreation of Chalkboardnails‘ design as requested by my sister in-law for this weekend nails.
You can see the difference in these two photos compared to my previous nail photos, right?
My DIY light box may not be the best DIY ever. But for now, you can say… I am psyched to do more and snap more!
Til next post!