This floor-lit light table costs next to nothing and produces very dramatic lighting effects, especially with bottom-lit glassware. To see some like-in-a-magazine shots of beer bottles made by the table’s creator, Nick Wheeler, do a search under his name at diyphotography.net. One of the best things about this adaptable design? It’s easy to adjust the distance between the light and light table, a very important consideration.
APPROXIMATE COST Less than $10
MATERIALS: Two cardboard boxes (free), glass plate (under $10), tape ($5)
TOOL REQUIRED: Box cutter