I recently looked at one of my first sold items and quickly decided the buyer bought the item out of sympathy. Oh the GLARE! That's when I began searching the net for ideas to better photograph my items, and repeatedly I read that having a light box was an essential tool for product photography.
I could have bought one, but being the crafty person I am, I decided to take on the challenge of making it myself. Which turned out to be extremely easy and cheap! Total cost was $1.50, yes, you read that correctly. Box was "Free", a trip to the dollar store netted the tissue paper and poster board. Then it was home to make the box.
Below is the finished light box. If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to reply.
And here is the actual photo taken using the light box...
If you are serious about taking better product photography, you can't go wrong with the following four items:
1) Light Box (homemade or bought)
3) Clamp lights/Natural Light/Overhead light (Flash is a No-No)
4) Camera with a Macro Setting (for close ups)
Have fun and don't come looking for me when you find yourself addicted to product photography. :)