I was having trouble trying to get really nice photos of my products for my etsy shop. So I was looking around and found some help in the Etsy forums where people were talking about lightboxes and how they eliminate the dark shadows that tend to be in pictures taken with a flash. So I decided to save money and make my own. It was easy to make and fairly cheap.
Here are the items you will need to make your own lightbox:
1.) Cardboard box any size that will fit your products (i used a 14inchx14inch box)
2.) Box cutter or knife
3.) White posterboard 1-2 sheets depending on the size of your box
4.) White Tissue paper or thin white fabric
5.) Tape (duct or package tape works best)
6.) 2 Desk Lamps or metal utility lights
Cut out a window on 3 sides of the box
Cut a section of tissue or fabric large enough to fit over each of the openings you cut. Then tape it to the outside of the box. Start with one layer of tissue paper. After completing the box and making some test shots, you may find that you need additional layers of tissue paper to achieve the right lighting.