My best friend sent me a portable photo studio!!
It's funny, I had actually planned to make a small photo studio using the tutorial I found here when I returned from the holidays, and now I don't have to!
And of course the fact that it's portable and thus easily flattened and stored definitely makes my husband happy. I'm sure he would've just loved having a DIY cardboard box studio hanging out around the house!
It pops up so easily, and is a good size to fit most things I would shoot (such as my model here, Simon.)
It also comes with two light sources and a small tripod.
And the gray background is reversible!
Of course, it's completely removable as well. For the shot below of the garlic dicer, I just attached some parchment paper from my kitchen to use as the background!
I just love that I now have an easily storable way to do some great shots. What a great gift!