It`s probably not your lighting, you are likely using a camera with automatic exposure and color balance. That doesn`t really work with solid-color backgrounds. In the case of black, the camera will make the black background dark gray, and a white background a light gray. If you have one available, you should be shooting RAW. I don`t mean naked, but that would be OK too. You need a camera with the option of shooting in Camera RAW mode, then you can adjust the color balance and exposure in Photoshop (or Photoshop Express - it`s cheaper but does similar functions. Check first before buying express to make sure it can work with your camera`s raw files.)
Well, in short my camera is not RAW capable. The best I can do right now is keep my jpeg compression to the minimum and keep the ISO as low as possible to keep the artifacts to a minimum. Has anyone had a really great experience with a Cheap RAW capable camera (less than 150?)? I don`t really have the budget to go out and buy one right away but I`d like some recommendations.
I`m PS/CS3 capable but it doesn`t help me if I can`t take a decent picture to begin with (whether from my lack of photography skill or equipment being less than optimum)
Does anyone have experience doing good product photography on a shoestring?
Designer, Kathartis Design