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Shooting for eBay: Creating Simple and Effective Product Shots for Online Auctions and Sales by Alan Hess

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Photographing Medium-Sized Items

Working with Bigger Backdrops and More Light

In product photography, medium-sized items like a toaster or laptop are probably the easiest to shoot. You can use almost any lens and lighting setup. The basic idea is to keep the setups and images as simple as possible while using more light to evenly illuminate the subjects. The small LED panels used to shoot some of the small items just aren’t going to cut it anymore.

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Setup

You can either use a light tent or build your own white foam board background for medium-sized items. I really prefer the white foam board for most of my shoots, but let’s look at both methods ...

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