We are a paleontology lab, not a professional photo studio. That means that we don’t have all of the necessary equipment just lying around. But instead of going out and buying expensive gear, we’ve come up with a few creative low-cost solutions.
We didn’t have a turntable big enough for some of our larger fossils, so we made our own out of an office chair with the back removed, some sandbags, and a specimen tray. We also didn’t have a lightbox on hand, so we made one using printer paper and a cardboard box.
It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.