How to take the picture of a hairbow at home? Use a home made light box/light tent (Click here for light tent instruction
) and use day light bulb to provide lighting.
What kind of daylight bulb? The one purchased from Walmart or Homedepot ('the swirl bulb'). Those bulbs are not ideal daylight bulb. Your picture will not have WHITE background.
Here is the Color temperature hue scale.
Real daylight color temprature is between 5000-5600K. So you need to purchase light bulb designed for studio--daylight fluorescent bulb with color temprature between 5000-5600K. The color temprature must be marked on the bulb.
The price of the bulb is between $5-$29 each, depends on the brand. Search eBay or Amazon.com you'll find one.
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