Today I spent some time finally constructing a DIY lightbox that I've been putting off for a while. Thanks to Erica, I was inspired to make my own studio setup. And, thanks to the post on the Strobist blog (How to: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio) I was given some instructions on how to make a lightbox with very basic materials. It only costs $10 if you have just about everything, but it's much cheaper than a tent. Maybe one day I will purchase a light tent, but hopefully this setup will work for a while.
I have to finish the inside: cover the back of the box and possibly extend the posterboard. Apparently black posterboard is not sold around here until school actually starts. ??? I decided to leave the bottom on this box until I see just how I will use it. If I need to cut the bottom off later, then I'll do that then.