Once you've mastered the photographic techniques mentioned in the article below, build your own lightbox to take your pictures to the next level. A lightbox allows you to control the lighting and background of your photos. If you've ever wondered how sites get a perfectly white background for their photos of small items like jewelry, a lightbox was probably used.
Yes, you can purchase a lightbox, but why do that when they are so easy and cheap to make yourself?
A Google search for "lightbox" or "light tent" will give you lots of results. But, I've saved you the time and picked out some of my favorite D-I-Y tutorials for building your own lightbox.
I create jewelry myself, so I'm planning to build one of these and you know I'll post the results when I do.