Inspiration came from: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=281524 Here is what my ghetto rig looks like Please excuse the Dora stuff in the background. We had a party for my daughter this weekend and I've been too lazy to take the decorations down. Basically, it's just a cardboard box with "windows" cut into the sides. I used plain copy/printer paper as the diffusion material. I taped a sheet of white paper to the back of the box to serve as a backdrop. Two 500 watt halogen work lights are pointed at the windows to illuminate the object within the light box. That's all there is. Experiment with the size and shape of the cardboard box. Many people have also used poster board to form the box . This is supposed to better reflect the light inside. The size and shape of the windows. I just freehanded mine with a dull knife, as you can probably see. The diffusion material. I already had plain paper handy. So, I figured why not? I'm sure there's more professional stuff available. Distance of the lights from the windows. I'm still learning lighting so I'm not sure what affect this has. Direction lights are pointed - angled up, angled down, or straight on. I've seen some people point the lights in opposite directions to create shadows.