Taking photos of objects
Here's what you need:
- Plain background
- Easiest setup: Curved piece of white posterboard on a table near a window. Full directions w. photo of setup
- Good lighting
-In most cases, you should not use a flash. It will create a glare. I have read that some people try covering the flash w. rice paper to diffuse the light. Worth a try!
-Easiest option: Try outdoor light, coming in through a window. You don't want direct sun.
-If above doesn't work, try 2 lamps at 45 degree angles from the object.
-For shiny objects, you might need a light tent. There are easy ways to make one. Read more
- Tripod (or something)
You need to keep the camera stable. If you don't have a tripod, improvise. I've used a stack of books, here are More ideas.
Try different angles, lighting, backgrounds, camera settings, etc.