I asked my friend to check out my Etsy shop recently as it hasn’t been doing very well, and I asked her to give me suggestions. Her main one (after telling me I don’t charge enough lol) was to maybe try new photos using a light box. Being the resourceful friend that she is, she even had a link to how to make one ready to go. http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Inexpensive-Photography-Lightbox
Here is my setup
I had everything I needed but the poster board (89 cents) (side note – why don’t keyboards have a cent button like the $ one?) and the second light (free from my Mom – thanks Mom!). I used crumpled up white tissue paper from some packages and just smoothed them out… waste not, want not!
This first picture is with no flash… no photo editing at all has been done.
This next one is the same item, but using a flash. Once again, no editing.
Note to self… flash is not needed, in fact, it makes it look bad.
First, no flash.
Now with flash.
These last two pictures were cropped because my box is too small, and you could see the sides of the box. Because of this I will be making a new box. I will still keep this one for smaller items. Both of these are with no flash.
I hope you enjoyed my little experimenting and that maybe it helps you in your picture making.