I take my own pictures so I would like to share my method. I use a photography tent for smaller carvings. With this method I can control the lighting and shadows to the best advantage. You can make your tent any size but I’ll give you the sizes for mine.
Begin by buying 1/2 inch PVC pipe and fittings in the following list. 4 “T” joints, 4 elbows, 4 caps as well as pipe to be cut into pieces. You will need 2 pieces 19 3/8 inches long. Also 2 pieces 21 3/8 inches long.
These 4 pieces and the “T”s will make a frame. Four pieces 23 inches long will be used for the legs.
The legs are created by adding an elbow and a cap onto each of four 23 inch pipe pieces.
With all 4 legs attached to the frame assembly, the tent is complete.
I place the tent on a card table because it’s a good height for me. I have a large piece of fabric that’s gray and feels like material used to make “T” shirts. I drape this over the back pipe of the frame so it forms a smooth curve out to the front legs. The color is important so you have a neutral background.
The next step is to drape a white sheet over the sides and back of the tent and the gray fabric.
I position fluorescent lights to the left a right of the outside of the tent so the light shines through the sheet. You will notice a piece of white paper inside the tent. My camera has a White Balance feature so I always set the white balance to get the most accurate colors. I like to take pictures at night so the sunlight does not change the white balance on partly cloudy days. As you can also see in the photo above, I use a tripod to hold my camera. The camera I use is a Canon model SX120is. It’s Macro feature is also very useful for small pieces and close-up shots of details.