Find a clutter-free table or flat workspace.
Try to minimize ambient light. A table by a window can have varying light conditions throughout the day, resulting in inconsistent photos and, if you are a vampire, possible death.
Use a clean white background. Inexpensive matte poster board or butcher paper works best. Avoid using bedsheets.
Use two lamps, one on each side.
Use “daylight” bulbs, or bulbs in the 5000-5500K color temperature range, for a clean white light. Avoid household incandescent bulbs, which cast an ugly orange glow over your photos.
Use a tripod. For crisp, clear shots, you need to keep the camera rock steady.
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