1. Large box from Walmart
2. 1 yard of black fabric from Walmart
3. An x-acto knife
4. A piece of black poster board from Walmart
5. A desk lamp
6. A small folding table
7. A wood box of some to use as a pedestal for your subject matter
All you have to do is cut a hole in the side of the box, put some black paper inside the box (or another color if you'd like) and set up a pedestal inside the box with your subject matter. (no picture of this step - sorry!) Then position the desk lamp so it shines through the hole. I also experimented by holding the light source in different positions. If you have questions about this set up, please let me know!