Chances are that if you shop online at eBay or other auction sites, you
won't bid on poorly displayed items. I won't even open the listing if I see a
bad photo. But you also know it can be very time consuming to set up a
decent shot of the items you sell. Well, you don't have to go to a photo
studio to improve your product shots; you can purchase your own fold-out
and fold-up portable photo studio at very reasonable prices.
Hammacher Schlemmer carries Foldable Photo Studios in three sizes. Each
studio sets up with a white cube, where you place the object to be
photographed. You get two backdrops to choose from, light and dark, a
compact light box with an integrated diffuser screen, a tripod, and two
high-output lights with adjustable, retractable legs. The set folds up for
storage and becomes its own carrying case with a handle.
The 16" Desktop Photo Studio
This size is great for photographic jewelry, collectibles or other small
products. A small(ish) handbag is shown in the photo below so you can get
an idea of how your sellables would fit. The 16 Inch Desktop
Photo Studio sells for $79.95.
The 20" Tabletop Photo Studio
The Tabletop gives you an extra 4 square inches of room which makes it large
enough to photograph clothing, electronics, shoes, large purses and small to
medium appliances. The 20" Photo Studio
sells for $99.95.
The 40" Foldable Photo Studio
This super-duper version of the Photo Studio comes with four back drops, and
proportionately larger lighting equipment and tripod, the 40" Foldable Photo
Studio sells for $199.95 and comes with a separate carrying case.
If you are a consistent seller on eBay or other auction sites, these
portable Foldable Photo Studios will professionalize your displays and pay for
themselves over time. If you are not satisfied with your Photo Studio,
you can return it to Hammacher
Schlemmer which has a lifetime guarantee on everything it sells.