By: Jim Babbage on Thursday, December 9, 2004
Web designers often do double duty by tackling jobs that really are outside of their areas of expertise, such as photography, to save money on a web design project. Often these photographs are of inanimate objects for an on-line catalog. Poor lighting can be the difference between selling a product and losing a sale.
This article discusses simple techniques, mostly dealing with lighting, to improve photographs. I'll also explain why your on-camera flash isn't the best choice for product photography and give you some ideas on the kind of equipment you would need to do this work, from improvising with what you have around the house or office, to entry-level professional products.
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