I find that taking photos is one of the hardest things I have to do, and I still love it. I take and retake the photos, trying to make them perfect for my shop on etsy.
I made a light box myself from what I learned on this site. Take a look .
It's a simple way of making this lightbox , with minimal materials and cost.
The directions are to the point and you can use materials you most likely have in your house right now.