I finally got around to doing something I've wanted to do for ages last night: I built my own light box.
These are the first very quick and dirty pictures I took with it. I think I need plenty of more practice, and maybe some lower power bulbs or diffuse the light better.
I know there are some brilliant amateur photographers on this site so: Where do you guys focus your zoom? I'm using a simple point and click compact which has next to no depth of field.
Any advice would be gratefully received.