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Hi everyone,

Just chiming in, I’ve found that white boxes/soft boxes lined with black felt can be an inexpensive way to photograph small-to-medium-sized fossils, without washing them out or causing too much glare. When I was photographing fossil tracks that were far too big for that kind of box, a simple black felt with cardboard and a well-adjusted clamp lamp can be just as good, with a little occasional help from Photoshop to pull out some of the white light.

I like the idea of a DIY lightbox, in the past I’ve just used trial-and-error with black felt or used the aforementioned soft box/white box. Happy to be a part of this discussion!