Intro: My company has tasked me with taking images of products to be used for rendering 3D models of said products. They gave me an EOS Rebel XTi 400D digital camera and a lightbox with a couple of lights using GE Photoflood bulbs. The problem I am having is that the images are coming out too dark in the lightbox and I am trying to nail down what the issue is so it can be properly resolved. I was given this task because I have a rough knowledge of photography, but my limited expertise stems from video, not still. My questions are as follows: 1. Is there anyone, familiar enough with the camera I am using, that can suggest a better method of shooting these images? 2. What is a cheap, effective lighting solution that will get the job done without putting hot spots on my images? Thanks in advance! Here is an example of what I am currently getting inside the lightbox.