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it depends on what you want out of your image. do you need to have a shallow depth of field? or do you want everything in focus.

its likely that if you shoot in auto the camera will use flash. a tripod will help if you want everything in focus assuming you are shooting under poor lighting conditions.

honestly shooting in manual mode is a good idea and shooting with the lowest ISO possible to get a decent image. if that is not an option then shutter priority is the next best bet probably

the WhiteBalance setting depends on what type of light is in the room. if its fluorescent use that setting otherwise its probably tungsten so use that setting. there are others for sun and cloudy
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looking for the best color accuracy and detail

i can easily say I have over 100 samples to shoot
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i think these will be very helpful rather than us trying to explain it without knowing what you need exactly
http://www.overclock.net/t/898709/for-new-dslr-users-a-beginners-guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/911216/for-new-dslr-users-a-slightly-more-advanced-guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/466505/photography-essentials

I will look into that and get back to you
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i can easily say I have over 100 samples to shoot

How much experience do you have with photography?
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How much experience do you have with photography?

its been forever...

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Nikon D60 18-55 on auto with flash
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so whats wrong with this image that your not getting the desired effect?
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post #28 of 30
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Not a solid effect when cropped out or a even distributed light

The bottom left area is what I'd like to get through out the whole pic
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post #29 of 30
yea. you need a better setup to take shots than on the table with ambient light plus flash. consider building a box for product photography. but on a larger scale than this example. http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent

i know very little about product photography so this is just a suggestion. dont take it a solid advice
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I need to take over 300 swatches this week of samples so I can add to a site like the one attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ive seen some people actually make a home made light box which I am going to try out tomorrow and cover it with a solid white sheet and run my spot light behind it. Shoot with my tripod.




This is real red carbon fiber. It shows the texture and great with color. This was taken by someone else I cannot reach.

Another one:



this is a metallic grey I also carry. I need the detail like above to pop when someone views it.
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