New purchase – Portable Light Tent for photography in the Workshop

Purchased this from Photo-Shop-Studio in Sydney to use for my woodwork photography.

I was having difficulty getting decent shots without background clutter and shop lighting is not great for photography. Not that I take a lot of photos but $95 total was not too much of an investment for a significant improvement.

The tent folds up into a small package for storage which is great and they also sell bulbs ($20 each) that can be used in a normal lamp. I will use the lamps for other work as much better than the old bulbs I used.

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Looks huge when opened but only temporary; I bought the 90x90x90 as want to photograph items 60 cm wide which will be too tight for the smaller setup.  Used 2 existing lamps which worked well.

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First attempt using the white background; very pleased with the result.

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Folding it up is like folding a band-saw blade; easy when you know how!

I found a video on YouTube but was doing it correctly anyway.

Extract from website:

This soft box/light tent is a convenient, collapsible and portable way to provide even, diffused light for photographing small and medium-sized objects.
The lightweight, folding design makes it ideal for shooting still-life in the studio or on location – extremely convenient for photographers who travel.
Made from heat-resistant nylon mesh diffusion material, it comes complete with four background cloths–red, blue, black, and white.

A simple solution to a common problem.

This light tent is suitable for:

  • Jewellery photography
  • Pottery/ceramics photography
  • Glassware photography
  • Clock photography
  • Ornaments and collectables
  • Soft toys and die-cast models
  • Purse, wallet, wrislet, leather goods
  • Hair accessories
  • Bangles, cuffs and bracelets
  • Necklace, chokers, chains and pearls
  • Spectacles and sunglasses
  • Ideal for use with Acrylic Riser Table for controlled reflections


  • 90 x 90 x 90 cm (Width x Height x Length)
  • Collapsed dimensions: 28 x 8 x 28 cm (Width x Height x Length)


  • 1 x Light Tent
  • 4 x Backdrops (Black, White, Red, Blue)

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