I need to make a photo shoot of clothing articles (headbands, headscarves, etc) for an online store.
I tried building a lightbox the other day (cheap way) and then put a light from the top. It was pretty dark though so I was using my flash to shoot. The pics came out too bright and not very natural, probably because my flash was not diffused enough.
I prefer to have a white background (laying on the floor) and then some flat light on the item and then shoot with my camera. Would you have any suggestions as per how I can build this setup for not too much money?
Should I shoot with my flash and use a diffuser to spread the light? Or is it better to use a softbox light and then shoot with no flash? Any good links with DIY options are much appreciated!