HOW TO: Make Your Own Lightbox
In just 10 minutes and minimal expenditure it is possible to have a small lightbox set up for product photography. Here is a box I made one evening using a cardboard box, two bedside lamps, some sheer material, the White Plastered Gib photo backdrop.
Other cheap kit that I often make use of:
1. White foam core board to bounce more light into a scene.
2. Black foam core board to reduce glaring highlights and give a moody look.
3. Blu-tac and masking tape- something always needs fixing in place!
4. A phone camera (ok so phones are not cheap, but they can take great photos when used properly and are often the cheaper option than buying a camera!)