John De Cristofaro (aka johngineer) whipped up an incredibly detailed and helpful tutorial for rigging and taking truly great photos of small objects over at Adafruit. He shows you how to build a small cyclorama (a seamless uniform background rig) and use lights and reflectors to get the best photos possible. With such fantastic resources online for DIYers, there’s no excuse for a stray shadow in your crafty product photos!

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).