Bright Box

Part of my reviewing and blogging that I know I needed help with was photography; taking pictures of the products themselves.  One of my goals for 2017, which is now my second year of reviewing, was to improve them.

I decided to try one of the portable photo studios by Bright Box and am so excited I did.  As soon as I got it in the mail I went straight to trying it out.


The Bright Box is made from hard but, pliable, polypropylene material with a matte finish to the surface; durable yet, lightweight.  When collapsed, and folded into itself its dimensions are 11.6” x 10.6” x 1.7”.   Set-up literally takes seconds and comes with both a black and white backdrop.  It has a strip of white LEDs lining the top tab giving the ability to adjust lighting; the micro-USB comes with it also to power the LEDs.  Company sends out a very helpful “How to” e-book on getting the best pictures from their Bright Box for free.

When comparing to other portable photo studios a few bits made this stand out and above the others:

(1) Use of magnets vice Velcro to hold the corners together.

(2) Use of foam sheets vice cloth which gets wrinkled easily; no more trying to smooth the cloth out and the foam sheets are considerably more waterproof than cloth.

I can plug it right into my computer or into my USB Wall Charger; the wall charger is my preferred way due to its portability.  My pictures have gone 180° and am absolutely thrilled with everything about it!  I am slowly but, surely working on redoing and updating as many product photos as I can.  Both the black and white backdrops easily install and make my pictures look great (in my opinion).

While the Bright Box is perfect for items on the smaller scale, this is not for larger items.  Unfortunately, the company does not have any larger size so, I will be looking at other companies to be able to photograph my larger products.  I currently have my eye on this 16” x 16” which I will be reviewing at a later date after testing.

Disclosure:  I received the Bright Box discounted from Bright Box however; this in no way influenced my review and I chose to write this review with no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.

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  1. I so need one of these! This looks like an affordable way to make my photos better. Thanks so much for reviewing this item. I am totally putting this on my Amazon wish list!

    1. Yep, there are mini lights or I can just do a maglight to the side but, the LED bar up top does it well. With a larger one, definitely need more lighting though.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I had been trying to figure out the same. I had made a homemade one but, it was definitely sub-par LOL

  2. Oh man, I could totally use one of these (especially for the stuff I sell on ebay!). I made one out of cardboard and tissue paper but it didn’t last very long. This is such a great alternative and doesn’t look nearly as busted as my homemade one. lol

    1. I had made my own out of a small box and tissue paper too but, the wrinkles were getting me (OCD LOL), was so excited about this!

  3. I saw this on Amazon when looking for a backdrop for my home studio. It’s nice that it’s compact and doesn’t take up lots of space. Also, lighting is everything and this is just right. Nice.

    1. I love this for smaller items; my bigger one just came in today and it is exactly like the smaller one ~ compact, uses magnets and has the wonderful backdrops!

  4. This is a great idea. I had made homemade contraptions to photo travel related products and oils, but I think this will be a great alternative.

  5. Yes, photography has been a challenge for me and so, I have depended on free sources. Were I to go into this area of blogging, I too might have to get this product.

    1. I absolutely love my Bright Box; my pictures have gone 180° and I even purchased a bigger one. Much happier doing my own now.

  6. I haven’t heard of a bright box before now, it is a great idea. Am going to have to keep an eye out for it.

    1. I was using a make-shift one I made from a shipping box and tissue paper ~ the crinkles in the tissue paper made my OCD twitch 😉 Love my BrightBox!

    1. This one is perfect for smaller items; the other one I listed at the end is bigger and just came in today 😀 What I like is that I can use different backdrops and play with the lighting without external interference.

  7. I really couldd use one of these. Currently I just use a black sheet and a lamp to take my photos. It drives me insane having to iron it before hand and to use a lint brush.

    1. My OCD would have gone in overdrive if there was lint 😉 Just got my bigger one in today and it uses the same backdrops plus, magnetic sides ~ super excited!

    1. I actually just got it in yesterday and am very pleased; all the pros with the smaller one are still present in the larger one 😀

  8. My husband is very much interested in Photography and this sounds like a wonderful box that could come so handy for his needs. I am sure this will be a perfect choice when you want to shoot some product photos on your own!

    1. Thank you! I just received the larger one in the mail yesterday (it is a 16″ one) and love it too! It has the same features as the smaller one but, with two big additions (a “sun light” area and a carrying case). Link for that one is in this post too 😀

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