I agree Charles. I purchased a photo box set up from Ebay, used it
for about 3 months, and now just use the lights which came with it.
I found that for many items it was just not big enough, or too small,
and I could not spare a dedicated space to have it up all the time.
I was a studio photographer and developed and printed work from a
studio setting to weddings, events, landscapes, sports etc. There
was no ‘photoshop’ or manipulation of anything save what you could do
with your enlarger when you developed.
Now I use artists board, black, white, grey, my two ott lights,
natural light and my digital camera. I want people to see exactly
what they are getting. I also provide all angle photos, and
measurements in the description because people cannot hold it in
their hands to determine if they like what they are seeing. Some days
the lighting is just perfect, and some days it just isn’t.
Develop skills to take good photos without the manipulation. I
sometimes take 6 or 7 photos, and choose only 1 or 2 for my shop.
It’s a learning curve, and as with anything else, practice, practice,