In part one, I discussed a few different options for product photography. Here, I’ll focus on taking a good photo against a white background. That’s what I’m (fairly) good at, and I think that’s where most people have trouble.
I use a homemade light box, a tripod, four adjustable lamps from IKEA, and daylight bulbs.
Three of the lamps have 100 watt daylight bulbs, which is often enough. If there are harsh shadows, I’ll also turn on the 60 watt lamp to add a little overall illumination. The light box is a clear plastic container with some fabric batting wrapped around it to soften the light. The white background inside is just a piece of poster board.
Getting the Picture
As I mentioned in part one, I am not an expert photographer by any means. I am however, quite good at Photoshop.