Thanks for sharing these tips.
Vinyl? Interesting. I haven't seen giant sheets... where did you get it? From the Dollarama also?
I built myself a light box in an attempt to take better photos. I posted about it here:http://www.fairycardmaker.com/2011/02/adventures-in-light-box-land.htmlHere's my tip:
My box is white, so I went to Michael's and bought a baggie of black pebbles for $2.50. I use that as a prop to force white balance in my photos (so there is something white and something back in every photo). Then, I can adjust the colours better in my photo program.
Before, I used an black easel I bought at Michael's also as my token "black" item as there is usually white somewhere in my cards. However, I got tired of my blue-green wall. Depending on the time of day, the wall could be blue, more green, or even blue-greyish. I think it detracted from my photos, which is why I built the box.
I still need to do better though. The upright back wall of my box comes out grey and the floor more white. (I need better lights, but that costs a lot, so this will have to do for a while!)