Hello! My name is Jim, and I'm the founder of TechShop. This Instructable was created at TechShop, and will be deployed to all TechShop locations for our members to use.
I am about to show you how in THREE easy steps you can have the world's ULTIMATE photo studio backdrop and lighting setup for about $75 USD and a half hour of your time.
This setup will allow you to create totally professional photos with completely flexible lighting of your products for Instructables, eBay, Etsy, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and any other venue you need to use.
Let's get to it, shall we?
Step 1: What You'll Need
I will tell you that you will benefit greatly from having an Ikea store near you. I would hazard to say that it would be worth your while to drive some distance to an Ikea to acquire these items in order to build your Ultimate Photo Studio setup.
Go to Ikea and purchase the following items:
o (1) TUPPLUR Roller blind shade, 32" x 77", black ($17.99) #902.284.66
o (1) TUPPLUR Roller blind shade, 32" x 77", gray ($17.99) #302.284.69
o (1) TUPPLUR Roller blind shade, 32" x 77", white ($17.99) #702.284.72
o (2) TERTIAL Work lamp, silver color ($8.99) #203.703.83 (includes the bulbs!)
Total cost at Ikea (not including sales tax) is less than $75.00.
You will also need the following:
o A wall to which you can mount the shades (can be your dining room wall)
o A table in front of the wall that you will place your objects upon to be photographed (can be your dinner table)
o Drywall screws, 1" (18)
o A Phillips screwdriver for the drywall screws above
o A measuring tape or ruler good to 32"
o A level (totally optional!)