Thursday, September 26, 2013


I was recently asked by YescomUSA to introduce my readers to their site by reviewing one of their products.
The Internet is a,  fantastic, proven tool for "Cottage Industries"A global market exists for artists and entrepreneurs alike!

In order to succeed you have to get attention and that is best done with clear, well done images. 
You have to have great  photos!

"32 inch Pop Up Photo Cube"
Many of you have online boutiques, Etsy shops and more. My daughter and I operate an Etsy shop called "Savannah Secret Cellar". For those reasons, I was excited about reviewing this product for you.

If you operate out of your home, you know getting the proper lighting is a bear. Either it's a cloudy day, your house lights are causing a glare, you're getting shadows. Lord forbid you get the vacuum cleaner in the corner and can't crop it out (Hey, some of us multi task!).
Wow, this is what was included! I had researched this equipment previously and had trouble deciding what I needed and didn't need. Everything you need to make professional looking shots is included in this kit.

The pop up cube fits into the round black bag. The cube pops right into position and folds back up for storage in the black bag. I had trouble folding it back up but  a neighbor folded it and placed in the bag in about 15 seconds. I just need to practice. Two lamps on tripods with compact fluorescent lamp bulbs replicate shadowless daylight.  Four different colored backgrounds that attach with hook and loop are included as well as a camera mini-tripod and a cell phone tripod.

Previously, I could never get a photo this clear without peripheral shadows.
With the pop up cube the focus is on the product 
I could never have gotten the proper lighting for a closeup this detailed.
This is what my customer wants to see!
Moving from left clockwise, can you tell difference between pictures 1, 2 and 3? My red camera is reflected in the high gloss finish in picture 1. My green blouse is reflected in picture 2. Picture 3 has no image reflection, only the pure light bouncing off the finish. Picture 4 is the neatest thing. It is a blind that attaches, again with hook and loop. See the slit in the middle? That's for your camera! Voilà, no unwanted reflection. If you have ever tried to photograph a mirror or mirrored tray you know what I am talking about.

A few pictures, in bad lighting of my temporary setup.

The light permeates the nylon sides of the cube giving a shadowless light perfect for your shot.

I found this product to be a good value and appropriate for its intended purpose. I could recommend it without hesitation. 

I was provided this product for review. 
I was not paid for the review and my opinions of the product are solely mine

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Nee said...

Hi Ginger , your review was very informative and the pictures was awesome , I will check them out , thanks for sharing :).

Jaime said...

Too funny! I am in the market for small light box set! This is perfect!! Great review. I will have to check them out!

Sarah said...

Ginger, this sounds like something that would be extremely helpful. Thanks for the review. I'm off to check it out.

NanaDiana said...

Wow- That is really a great set up, Ginger. I can really tell the difference in your photos with it. Thanks for the review. What I REALLY need is a decent camera. xo Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
You are hilarious in the way you describe having the vacuum cleaner in the picture and can't crop it out... Oh, we all struggle with those things and all summer; there was no light for any indoor photos. But not everything will fit inside that 'tent' even though that will work perfectly; no doubt!
Great concept and great pricing too.
Thanks for this information.
Okay, I'm done baking Italian Amaretti cookies and making chocolates filled with dried apricots... Good night!

Betty said...

Thanks for the wonderful review. I bought a set of lights for winter photo shoots in the house and also I have an Etsy shop I'm taking photos of my items for sale. Thanks again for the tips on photography.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Debbie said...

I have long wanted a light box. My photos are just terrible. I even googled to see how to make one. This is a great review. Thanks.

Suzan Sweatman said...

I have the worst photos in the blogmosphere - what a great post Ginger - I will have to look into this!!!!
Thanks for sharing

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my, I know I should be really excited about this terrific post Ginger, but, all I can think about is oh know, "another thing to learn!"

GREAT concept though and I can definitely see people needing to improve their images. I know I sure could use some help! I think it is really important for those who do have shops though. Customers do need clear, precise pictures.

Thanks for sharing, Ginger...

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

This was a great review. I suffer from poor light. Some days it is okay if I finish baking at the proper time of day, but you can't always count on it. I need to go check this out.

Candy S said...

Thank you for the review. I could really use some light supplementation in my house. There are no windows in my kitchen. This could be the answer to that problem.

Linda Primmer said...

Thanks Ginger for a very informative product. Great piCtures are MUST! XO Linda


Oh wow, you do take fabulous pics dear lady! Not like mine with all the pertaining shadows, lol! Thank you for this great information, very nice, I hope can try for better photography. I have Victoria's First Communion up and just part One. Big hugs,

xinex said...

That's pretty neat Ginger. Will check it out....Christine

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now I see why everyone has such gorgeous photos, and I'm hanging by my toes trying to get the shot!
Thanks so much, Ginger. I'll check it out!

must love junk said...

Wow, this is so interesting! I always wondered how to get photos without reflections! Thanks for sharing :)

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