Lion Brand is sponsoring a contest for which entrants have to submit pictures of their projects. To help contestants take the best pics possible, they've offered up some tips on how to take well-lit images without the aid of a light box or lights.
Their suggestion? Find a window or door, set a small table in front of it. Stretch a sheet, tablecloth or construction paper from the top of the table to the floor. Secure the sheet/tablecloth/paper with tape or weights. And there you have it...a light box without the box or lights.
This idea would also come in handy for items that won't fit in a light box. For more hints follow this jump.