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My birthday present

Yesterday was my birthday and while I intended to post a picture of my present I was simply having too much fun with my family. That's why I'm a day late getting this up.

One of the things I have always struggled with is taking good, quality photos of my projects. I quickly learned a beautiful project can look bad if the photo isn't taken in the correct light. Bad lighting doesn't do a good project justice  My husband caught on to my struggles and decided to end my woes.  So, he bought me this...

I know, you're thinking, "What the heck is that?".  It's a light box!  A portable, light-weight light box - and it's awesome!  I know it looks heavy and bulky, but it literally is only a couple of pounds. 


I put the card inside so you can get an idea of how much room there is inside.  I can easily photograph 12x12 scrapbook pages.  Here's a picture of how much light this box gives off:

There are a number of light boxes on the market and many of them require the use of lamps on either side of the box and have a number of components to be set up before it can be used.  What I love about this is the light is built-in, it takes about 20 seconds to assemble (although I probably will just leave mine up) and it all fits in to the base of the box that makes it easy to put away or take with you.  It's awesome and I love it!  It does cost a little more than some of it's competition, but the weight and ease of use is what sold me on it.  No regrets so far!

My hope is you will see an improvement in the quality of my photos going forward.  I know I always enjoy a project more on a blog when the picture is of good quality and you don't have to strain to see the details.

Enjoy the rest of your day.  I'm off to get some left over birthday cake...

Until next time,

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