Photographing your finds - tips for taking photos at home with a smart phone.
So you've got your finds home, they're cleaned up and you want to show them off! You still don't need a fancy camera to show good detail (all photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 7 plus). All you need is your smart phone and a few items you probably have lying around the house.
What you will need:
A box cutter
Some baking paper
A light source
Choose the side you want the light to come from. Lighting from one side only creates better shadows and therefore definition on the subject you are photographing.
Cut a hole in the side of the box using the box cutter.
Cover the hole you just cut with the baking paper, hold the baking paper in place with the tape. The baking paper acts as a diffuser.
Position the lamp on the outside of the box and direct it towards the baking paper.
OPTIONAL - choose an item you would like to use as a background for your subject. I use a block of wood.
Place your subject in the light box and photograph away!
Zoomed in using the phone camera zoom.