This is my set up for jewelry photography.
The light box is made from a
cardboard box for paper towels which I got from Safeway, more than 20 years ago.
And it is
still pretty much in tact. Two holes were cut in the sides, into which translucent
colorless gels were placed. The bottom, top (which comes off for easier jewelry setup) and
inside walls are covered with white paper. A sloping piece of gray paper is attached from
the bottom front edge to the top rear edge. Everything held together with glue, tape,
paperclips, and strengthened somewhat over the years with strips of foam core.
pieces of paper on top of the box. These are four letter sized pieces of paper taped
together and to the top in such a way, that they fold down, to close the box during the
exposure, so dark reflections do not enter the picture.
|This is what it looks like when I take a photo. Note how I have folded down the white paper sheets from the top front edge of the box. I am also holding a piece of white paper in my left hand to further minimize any dark reflections from entering the box. Of course there is not much I can do about the reflection of the lens itself.|