I'm not big on photography. I care, but not enough to own a nice Canon with macro lens, etc. My macro pics are usually just for forums or an ebay sale. I take them with a point and shoot Olympus which does a pretty good job. Recently, I came across the lightbox apparatus which provides more even lighting so you can take better pics. I found this link:
How to Make An Inexpensive Light Tent – DIY
Being lazy and only needing to shoot small objects, I created this:
Thats my paper lightbox, made with a heavier card-stock for the frame and those thin papers you find in your packaged dress shirts. Again, being lazy, I didn't get proper lighting so on the left is my flourescent desk lamp and on the right is my Coleman High-power torch. Very simple but a great improvement to my photos. I think its better to have 2 desk lamps but I did a quick job with things in my room. Did I say it saves spaces since you can fold it and put it between your books:
Heres some I took, with black base or white:
Everyone should make a lightbox. There is no excuse for poorly lit photos now. I'm going to make a better box later but this works for me.