Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
I was inspired to do this project after seeing the PVC light tent posted on the MAKE blog. This light tent uses a cardboard box and some white material (Tyvek) and allows you to take reasonable photos of products such as bottles, watches, jewelry, small objects, etc.
Direct flash light is very hard and produces hard shadows. In order to make the light softer, you can use a diffuser. This sits between the light and subject and makes it softer.