Step 5: Almost the $$$ shot

Before... taken with an iPhone 3G, at maximum close focus...
If you look around, you can find an ible' that covers cheap, affordable lightboxes. And it fouy have the Best of Instructables, its in there too! <br>:D
Check out www.easy-macro.com No assembly required! :)
This is amazing! I just so happen to have an old DVD player that we don't use and I just couldn't bring myself to throw it out. Good thing! lol. Thanks for the 'ible!
Thanks LD! Do you have any tips for a novice to take accurate pics to sell items on auction sites? Do you need those little tents with white fabric sides &amp; special lights? I'm not in the iPhone crowd, but sent it to friends that have them.
Hello mcshawnboy! I would suggest that you have a clean and bright background for any photos of items you are selling. You want to show off the item and not your cleaning/clutter issues. I work on eBay a lot and have found that I will buy from a person whose pictured item is in a clean, nondescript, uncluttered area over the same item (even cheaper priced) pictured in a very cluttered, disarrayed and dingy atmosphere. I purchased a photography lighting softbox photo tent kit on eBay. They aren't that expensive if you do a good bit of business where photos are important but I find I don't use it as much as my home made one. Good luck and I wish you well in your online business!
I actually use a 10x jeweler's loupe in front of my 'Droid's lens. Same idea, though--and mine wasn't free, but I didn't exactly buy it for macro shots, either ;)
I managed to take a nice closeup shot of a piece of jewelry using a small text magnifier held close to the iPhone lens. Extremely ad hoc, but surprisingly good results.
:) it's nice to know that there are people who like this kind of photography.. Here is my try : www.makroshots.com :) I've made so many pics, that I decided to create a gallery. How do you like it? Feel free to comment of course.. ;) And how are your photos? Greetings<br />
Very good work
Thank you sir....
good ible but i'm pretty sure you coppied this from somwhare
LOL your right, Captain Molo... as a pro photographer, I have done this many times with a reverse macro on my DSLR's... just never thought to try it on a camera phone. And where to find a small enough lens for a camera phone?... not from desk top microscopes... too big, not from any thing else actually, except the dvd laser lens... that I can think of. In reality, this is not too much unlike what photogs have been doing forever.... thank you for the kind words.

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