Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DIY Foam Board Copic Storage & how I take my blog post pictures

Good morning everyone. I can't show you this post today. It's my foam board Copic storage. I do have a storage, but as my Copic markers' collections growing, it gets so tight and crowded, so, I was starting to search for another solution for them. Thank you for Jennifer's sharing!! She is the one who posted this foam board Copic storage and she even posted the instruction. So if you are interested to make one, please visit JENNIFER'S BLOG for the instruction.

This foam board cost about $8.00. All you need is a few foam board, a cutting knife and glue gun. How simple is that?! I love it as it is big enough for my markers and it even gives spaces for refills and ink pad, etc.

Next, I am going to show you a picture on how I take my blog post pictures. I know some of you use a light box or use some DIY light box with tissue paper. For me, I use 3 lights and turn off my camera's flash (most of the time).

As you can see the picture below, I bought the 2 desk top florescent lights from Costco and I also put a bigger florescent light that I bought from Vancouver a long time ago. Just lay my projects on pieces of white stock.

Here is the picture showing you while I was taking pictures for THIS BLOG POST.

This is the picture I took.

Thank you for stopping by today and please come back again soon. Hope you feel inspired from today's posts. See you soon!!


Cami said...

Hi Cabio! Thank you for the two wonderful instructions. Your pics always come out so crisp with clarity. I have a question, though. Do you take your pics during the day or at night? I have so many Ott Lites around so maybe I can improvise. You always have such wonderful tips.

Anonymous said...

Cabio your storage unit turned out really well and I'm so glad you like it. The wonderful thing about this unit is you can keep making them as you need them because they are cheap.
Thank you for your lighting tips. This is a thing I really struggle with, and I use 2 Ott lights and an upright light as well. Your photos always come out beautifully.

ultraroyale said...

Hi Cabio;
Love your storage rack for the Copics. Your method and setup for photographing your projects is great and very simple to do. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

AWESOME! You've done a great job.

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning, thanks so much for sharing with us. Love your Copic storage unit... hugs Sharon

Anonymous said...

Hi Cabio,
Thanks for posting this!! I've been having trouble taking good pictures. You basically put your light source all around so there isn't a shadow on one side. I think that having more than one light is a good tip! Your project is beautiful!

Chris said...

Thank you for sharing the way you take your photos, Cabio. It really helps. Your Copic storage is really great, too. I just keep mine in the plastic boxes the sets come in (lots of boxes, LOL) Not an exciting or effective way. I like your way better.

Chris Christensen

Debbi said...

Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cabio, Thanks for sharing these tips, your copic collection made me salivate!!! I take my pictures approximately the same way,except I realize I use alight bulb instead of neon, I think the light of the neon is better.thanks.
Hugs. Danielle.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these ideas and photos!! I am going to try both of them for sure. Love the foam board copic storage idea very much and next time I'm at Costco I am going to find those lights you use! Thanks!! big hugs, Angela

Judy K. said...

Hi Cabio, thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial on photo taking! This is great and very helpful!!
Judy K.

LINDA W. said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial
Hugs Linda

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


I've been sick i swear lol!!!!

GF MY HUSBAND "TRIED" to do the foam stoage foor me and failed missearably lol!! HE WORKS IN CONSTRUCTION LOL!!!!!!!!!! HE BLAMED MY DULL EXACTO THOUGH LOL!!!

He couldn't get measuremnts right i think lol!

THANKS FOR THE PICTURE TUTE HUN! I need all the info i can take lol!!((muah))Ruby♥

Ronda Archangelo said...

Hey Cabio...you've done a wonderful job on the Copic storage and HUGE thank you for the photography instruction. I'm going to have to try your method soon!

Mimi said...

Hi Cabio! Thanks for the great tips! The storage unit looks awesome, love that it has all those compartments. Will have to try out the lighting for the picture taking. Have a great day! ;)

LindaC said...

Awesome info! Thanks. LC

Candy said...

Hi Cabio!
You made a great storage place for your Copis and refills - love it!
Thanks so much for showing how you take such great pictures!
Obviously I don't have near enough light!!!
Use just one Ottlight
Hugs, Candy

Card Crazy said...

Love your light arrangement. I have the Ott-Lites, now to find a good overhead. I'd like to build something like that-your pics are always so clear.
Sue S.

Tita Atterbury said...

Great advice for both pictures and storage! Thank you!

Ila said...

Fabulous idea for copics!!...love the way you take you photos...I use the lamps from costco too. Your photo and Tilda box is Absolutely Beautiful!!!..Hugs, Ila

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

cooooolll cabio
thank you so much for sharing
i loved this

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing!! Love the way you showed how you photograph for it is something I struggle with at times. I love the permanent set up! I need a craft room!!!!

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