There’s nothing more charming than seeing a photo of something against a completely white background that both lights up every little detail of the subject and at the same time removes all other distractions from the backdrop. Light boxes or soft boxes are used by professional photographers to achieve these brilliant white backdrops that allow them and their camera to direct all their focus on the subject that they’re shooting.
If you’ve just bought a new camera that you’re trying to understand how to use, and want to earn a little money from your photography then maybe you should try and shift your focus towards product photography. Product photography is something you simply cannot do right without your own light box to get the best and most well lit background. Some people place their products in front of a natural white background, which can still result in very nice pictures if done right but if you want to capture all the details of the subject then it’s a good idea to invest in a soft light box. You can read some soft boxes reviews to better understand what you ought to be looking for when shopping for one.
Light boxes come in all sizes but if you’re still just starting your product photography experiments then perhaps it’s best if you start with a small countertop light box for now. For obvious reasons, you won’t be able to get photos of bigger items but it’s a good place to get started and over time, when you start getting more photography gigs, you can add bigger photography tents and lights to your studio as well. You can even find photo light boxes with their own batteries so you can use them without the hassle of finding a place to plug them into first.