Are you looking for a creative way to showcase your products? Shadow boxes are the perfect way to display your products for photography purposes. They provide a professional and aesthetically pleasing background for product photography. A shadow box can give your photos a unique and dynamic look that will capture the attention of your audience.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the advantages of using a shadow box for product photos and provide tips on how to create one.

Step 1: Cut Out Your Light Box

Shadow boxes are an excellent way to showcase products in a professional and stylish manner. With a few simple materials, you can easily make a shadow box that will make your product photos stand out.

To begin making your shadow box, trace the dimensions of the light box onto a piece of cardboard and cut out the shape. Then, mark two lines, one on each side, that are two inches from the edge. This will be the ‘frame’ of the box. Cut out a piece of tracing paper or wax paper that is slightly larger than the frame. This will be used to diffuse the light. Use a hot glue gun to attach the tracing paper to the frame.

Finally, attach Velcro strips to the sides of the frame and the box. This will allow you to open and close the box easily. With a few simple steps, you can easily create a shadow box that will make your product photos stand out and look professional.

Step 2: Trim and Tape the Tissue Paper

Shadow boxes are a great way to showcase products in a visually pleasing way. When creating a shadow box display, the first step is to prepare the interior of the box. Lay the tissue paper on a flat surface and trim it to fit inside the shadow box. If needed, use a ruler and a craft knife to cut the tissue paper to make sure it is the exact size. Once the tissue paper is trimmed, use double-sided tape to secure it to the inside of the box. Make sure to press firmly on the tape to ensure that it properly adheres to the inside of the box. If you are using multiple colors, layer the tissue paper in the desired order and make sure each layer is pressed firmly against the tape. This will ensure that the colors are vibrant and the display looks professional. When done correctly, the tissue paper will provide a beautiful background for your product display.

Step 3: Drape the Poster Board for a White Background

Creating a professional-looking product photo using a shadow box is easy and cost-effective. The first step is to measure and cut the poster board to the size of the shadow box. Once the poster board is cut to the appropriate size, it should be draped lightly over the back of the shadow box, making sure it is centered and evenly distributed. To secure the poster board, use tape along the edge of the shadow box. Once the poster board is secured, make sure to pull the edges to make sure it is smooth and wrinkle-free. Any excess poster board should be trimmed off. By following these simple steps, you can create an eye-catching product photo that will stand out from the competition.


Creating high-quality product photos with a professional shadow box can help businesses and professionals market their products online. Shadow boxes are a great way to create professional and aesthetically pleasing product photography. Setting up the shadow box is easy, just lay out the poster board, and place the product in the center. Then, use the lighting to your advantage to create the best possible image. With the right lighting and a few adjustments, a stunning product image can be created. The end result will be an eye-catching product photo that will draw the attention of customers.

Contact Pop Photo Studios today to get started on creating beautiful product photos with a shadow box.

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