Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a bounce light box for product photography, you can simply make your own using Bristol papers. In this case, I’ve made a very nice one using just 4 pieces of recycled Bristol papers. Just roll them into a slight curve, and place on your existing product shooting table. In my case, I have one strobe setup from the top with a big diffuser panel. I used 3 papers for the shooting area, and then a 4th piece of paper in front of the camera to catch more bounced light. The result is obvious — It works!
For less than $1, it’s well worth the effort. Try it for yourself!
Image below, the top one is photographed without a bounce box, the bottom one is photographed with this homemade bounce light box.