And with the thought in mind I set out to make my light box. I started with a small Amazon.com box and used [some instructions I found on the web](http://simplycooked.blogspot.com/2010/03/light-box-for-staging-food-photography.html). I followed [Sarah](http://simplycooked.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html)’s instructions as closely as I could but a bit of experimentation is required. Every box is different. I used parchment paper for the light filter and taped laser jet printer paper to the inside of the box. A trip to Target for a $10 desk lamp and I was ready to start taking photos.
> Making my own light box was easy and inexpensive …. Photography is just playing with light, as they say.
So what do the images look like (after some minor edits in Adobe Lightroom).
This is Trader Joe’s Steel Cut Oatmeal with brown sugar and maple syrup. I added crushed walnuts overs grated cinnamon and nutmeg and offered it to Bhavna for breakfast this morning.
This is my Dad’s Canon EOS Rebel 2000. It’s a 35 mm film camera. My Dad thought I could help him convert it to digital. He was disappointed when I explained it could not be done. I kept the camera hoping that I could use the lens. EF lenses will work on my Nikon if I buy an inexpensive adapter.
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