i do a decent amount of selling on BF and feeBay, so i've been considering getting a cheap light box of some sort do get some higher quality pictures.
but, given that i'm the handy type, i figured i'd google "DIY lightbox" first. came up with this link http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html
i used a medium size home depot moving box, 2 pieces of tissue paper and 2 large pieces of drawing paper, all of which i already had on hand.
i think for a total of less than $5 worth of materials and the use of a Canon G10 (set to AP mode, 5 megapixel), the pictures look pretty darn good. (click the images for higher resolution pictures)
for the first 2 pictures of the crank and picture of the hub, i had a light on either side of the box (regular desk lamps), the 3rd darker picture of the crank, i put a black piece of poster board at the top of the box.
what do you think?
the hub was not fully polished, just a quick once over with mothers.
BTW, i'd like to to thank afilado for the drilled chain rings and hubs and khatfull for his inspiring builds and DIY post on polishing