Photo Studio on the Cheap
Very cool… Scoble points to a tutorial on creating a photo studio on the cheap. They use foam core (piece of black material… I love the product shot on the office depot page!) as a backdrop for macro photography. The “foam core addicts” produce some startlingly (IMHO) good photographs as well. The added bonus of taking pictures against a black (dark grey actually) board is that the background can be selected and removed or replaced easily in any graphics program that has the “magic wand” select tool.
Robert also pointed to this thread where people are posting their background images.