This has been a huge improvement over my DIY photo cube!
So, like a lot of people, I followed the directions that are all over the internet for creating a photobox, phototent, whatever it's called. I really thought that this would solve all of my photo problems. One place to take pics with ahhhmaaazing lighting, a nice clean background, etc. But, it didn't work like that. I couldn't get my camera to fully compensate for the inadequate lighting, despite the white box I was still getting issues with color casts (those are full spectrum light bulbs and this was despite fixing the white balance each pic session). Anyways, the point is that the box wasn't all that and a bag of chips.
I found that really, I needed sunlight. My office faces west, and gets pretty good afternoon light. I started taking pics in there, frequently on the floor, as I need to clean off my desk. I have a piece of white cloth (leftover from making black out shades for my daughter's room), and I usually end up putting it on the ground, propped up by something. Here it is draped over a basket of products I need to test. Sure, it worked, but usually there were a lot of folds and the back drop often wasn't large enough.
So, I decided to make a bigger, brighter and collapsable backdrop. I saw similar items for sale on-line, though they often weren't very portable and more often than not they were sold out.
Here's how I did it!
Best of all, the entire thing just folds up and I can easily store it away. I haven't thrown away that cube I made yet, but I probably will soon.
Let me know if you make one of these and how it works for you!