For Christmas, Better Half gave me this:
It makes a lot more sense when removed from its case. Also, it tends to be somewhat energetic about the whole “removing” thing:
(The sides are held up by metal bands which are wrapped around themselves for packaging – if you do not expect it, it can be… interesting. )
Which allows me to take photos like this:
Now I just have to get used to taking photos with a lens that has such a razor-thin depth of field.
That said, lightboxes are awesome, and greatly simplify the whole “lighting” thing.