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Macro studio in a bucket

You can improve your table-top photography by using a cheap plastic bucket.

1. Take a cheap white plastic bucket. You can find it at a household 
store and it will cost you less than 1 Euro.

2. Cut out a smooth curve to make the front opening.

3. Put the bucket upside-down on a white surface like a sheet of paper 
or white cotton. Flood the inverted bucket from above and behind with a 
light source.

4. You can use any light source like work lights, flash, studio lights 
or natural light (next to a window). The plastic acts as a diffuser and 
a reflector, preventing harsh, multiple shadows.

If necessary you can use a tripod or bean bag to stabilize your camera.


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