Miscellaneous Trashcanulator

Published on February 19th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


trash can turns into photography light tent

tanya takes a wastepaper basket and turns it into a photography light tent, with good results too.



“my hack is a fniss wastepaper basket camera mount for doing macro photography. i call it the ‘trashcanulator 2000′, with the ’2000′ added simply to sound more pompous.”

the camera is mounted on a l-shaped plywood frame for stability.

look at a sample!


see instructions on building your own fniss light tent on tanya’s blog.

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> skimra lamp shade photography light tent
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> home photography backdrop

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to trash can turns into photography light tent

  1. Join Avon says:

    This is great! Well done. I am going to make this myself.

  2. Anonymous says:

    broken link to the creator’s blog

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you fir this hack! I am definately going to use is as I make jewellery but I’m a terrible photographer!!

  4. Helen says:

    I have a few of these in my room, one for waste, one for recycling etc.

    I also take photos and one thing I have been doing is using the white translucent one pictured as a flash diffuser and I have been bouncing my flash in my coloured ones to give the light a tint. very cool stuff.

    I like how Tanya has hacked the bottom of the bin! gives me ideas for flashes.

  5. Linda says:

    Another bright idea! ;-)

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