Living in Seattle is beautiful, but this time of year it is grey, grey, dark and did I mention dark and grey, which makes taking pictures indoors can be a challenge! I also wanted to be able to take photos at night, so I decided to make a light box or a DIY home photography studio.
Now for the backdrop, I put velcro with the prickly side on three tabs of the back wall at the top and the soft side at the corresponding points on a pretty fabric. I bought a couple different ones so I can change them out periodically. I also put burlap on the bottom/floor.
I bought utility clamp lights from Lowes, around $7.50 for each and 100 watt daylight bulbs and then I used dining room chairs for props on both sides to attach the utility lights to and pointed them inside each window. My first picture I took were of the limes below with natural daylight.