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I was finishing up a little painting and wanted to take a quick picture to send to a friend, I had happened to set the model down on the base of the light I was using and it just clicked. So for those of us that like to take pictures with our phones or other Point and shoot cameras (not sure but a DSLR might be too big to fit under the light), here is a simple "light box" with a build in light. I figured I would share since getting decent pictures is something a lot of people struggle with. This is pitching the light, not my mediocre painting skills These lights are cheap and easy to find, I think I got mine at an office supply store for about $20 http://www.officemax.com/office-furniture/lighting/desk-and-floor-lamps/product-prod3300015 set your model on the base and angle the light down I turned the flash off, put the camera under the light, and fired away. I haven't played with angles yet, this is pretty much straight on. A quick crop and you get a finished product Granted this is a cheap fluorescent light (blue tinted - that background should be white), but the illumination it provides is good. if you happen to have an Ott brand ( http://www.ottlite.com/p-343-folding-task-lamp.aspx )or similar with the full spectrum bulb the colors might come out a little better, but they cost a lot more.