How to make a Photo Box

In PREPARATION for a Rescue Photo Shoot, it is important to come to the store prepared. The photo box should be made ahead of time.  Here is a tutorial with pictures of how to make a photo box. This is the actual photo box that Kelly uses to take photos of cat/kitten rescues every weekend at Petsmart.

 

Materials needed: large cardboard box, exact-o knife to cut cardboard, several sheets of white poster board, rubber cement glue, 8-10 office clips. There are a variety of materials that can be used instead- it is personal preference. We used recycled materials that kelly found around the house to make this photo box without having to purchase anything extra. Kelly would love to hear how you made your photo box. Please contact her if you have any great ideas that work better.

  • Create a photo box/booth using a large cardboard box. Cut the box so that the corner edges stay intact for durability. See image below. Cover the inside of the box with white poster board (or white spray paint if box is clean).  Box can be folded back together for easy transport.

    cardboard photo box

    cardboard photo box

 

  •  Prepare to use 8-10 clipsclip to hold blanket backdrop in place. see photo. cut through poster board and box to make a hole for the bottom back clips to slide into  place from outside in..IMG_2119_clips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  Using office clips, clip the blanket to the inside of the box tightly.  Kelly clipped the blanket down in the back bottom corners with clips from the outside in through the holes. You can not see them because they are underneath the blanket. She folded the edges of the blanket to make it neat and tight from the corners.
kitten inside cardboard box photo booth

kitten inside cardboard box photo booth

STAY TUNED for the next Pet Photo Tutorial with tips on how to take the purr-fect photo in the pet store, followed by how to get those fleece pock marks and or wrinkles out of the background quickly in no time.