Foldio is a tiny, portable photography studio


If you need to take good pictures for items you sell on eBay or say, review for a website, you need a well-lighted, clutter-free spot for taking pictures.  There are folding studios for just this sort of work, but many of them need a large flat space to set them up, and most of them don’t come with any lighting.  The Foldio, a current Kickstarter project, is designed for photographing small items when you are cramped for “studio” space.  It’s designed to be perfect for use with a smartphone.  The Foldio is made of laminated, water-resistant paper that folds down to fit in your desk drawer or gear bag.  It opens up and assembles with neodymium magnets into a small, 10.2″ X 10.2″ X 10.2″ cube with a battery-powered LED lighting strip inside, so you always have good, consistent lighting for photography.  A pledge of $34 gets you a Foldio studio; $43 gets you the Foldio and seven colorful, washable background sheets.  Funding continues through Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:05am EST.  Pledges have already far exceeded the funding goal.  Shipping is planned for February 2014.

4 thoughts on “Foldio is a tiny, portable photography studio”

  1. @Janet Larry and I were talking about this one last week. I am going to try to make one (when I get a little time). It looks pretty easy to do using some white poster board. The hard part is finding an LED strip…

  2. you can get such photo boxes on aliexpress for about 10-15 dollars (without lighting, but with backgrounds).

    for lighting it is very important to get right color temperature.

  3. Check StandScan Snap which is also a foldable lightbox with its own lighting. No need to wait for months till Kickstarter delivers a beta product.

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