Step 1: Gather Supplies
a. light box(tent)*
b. camera (USB cable optional)
c. tripod (optional)
d. object to be photographed (CPU in this case)
e. angle tool (a.k.a. a paperclip)
f. pair of pliers
- My crude light box(tent) was made by losely following this instructable:
- I didn't spend that much time on my light box(tent) because I would be photographing a small object using a shallow depth of field.
Step 2: Prepare the Angle Tool (bend a paper clip)
Bend the paper clip to form a stand that works for your object. I wanted the CPU to be barley propped-up so the stand is rather flat.
After you have formed the stand, grab the pliers and bend a hook. The hook, in this case, wrapped around the CPU so it wouldn't fall off the stand. Had I flipped the CPU over then this probably wouldn't have been necessary - the pins would have grabbed the paper and prevented the CPU from sliding down.