I was asked this in another thread. Since it was a bit off topic for that thread I thought I would answer it here. My technique is painfully unrefined. It is all about the lighting and getting it as cheaply and easily as possible. I do not use any special lights or a nice camera. I just use what I have around the house and an old Canon Elph digital camera. If I have no natural light at all I will go into the garage and use an old t-shirt stretched over a wooden frame I threw together. I just us a couple old porcelin sockets for light. This is a sample with the crude light box and lightbulb set up. It is a nice white light but can look a little "cold" and it turns the colors a bit grey. If I have some natural light I will make use of it by going upstairs to the guest room. I will just augment it with some bedside lamps from the house to soften shadows. Here is a sample of the "mixed light" photos. The combination of sunlight mixed with dim incandescent bulbs gives a very "warm and glowy" feel. Sometimes I have enough natural light that I do not need anything else. In that case I just throw the posterboard on the guest bed and take the pics. I do have mirrored closet doors on the other side of the bed from the window so the light gets reflected back to fill in shadows. I will often remove one of the doors from the runner and lean it right against the bed on the opposite side of the guns from the window. I think the "all natural" light gives the best results. It is bright and crisp but not too reflective or cold. The colors are more true to life too.