Light Text/Soft Box/Light Box

I was looking through a camera house catalogue dreaming about the equipment I want when I came across a 'Portable Photo Studio' for $199. Thats a lot of money that would be better spent on a new lens so I thought I'd try building my own collapsible light box.

Found this DIY one ( and based mine on this, however mine is all hand stitched instead of glued.

Total Cost: $12 (and a few needle pricks), but only because I bought some small wooden sticks to build a wooden framed one before I found this coat hanger version.

Here are some of the first test shots:

Now with some levels/dodge adjustments in PSE7