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Good start, but it's about a stop or two too dark.
You aren't a hard enough critic. I purposefully made it a stop too dark with a polarizer to see if all you were going to critique was my lighting levels. I take it you aren't a product photographer?
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You aren't a hard enough critic. I purposefully made it a stop too dark with a polarizer to see if all you were going to critique was my lighting levels. I take it you aren't a product photographer?
Well... I was being easy...

Not only is it too dark, but thepolarizer is not fitted correctly. The light levels shifts across the image.

The depth of field is to thin. If you're going to show the whole board with out a close crop, them it all needs to be sharp.

And no, I'm not a product photographer, I'm a professional wedding and motorsports photographer.
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Well... I was being easy...

Not only is it too dark, but thepolarizer is not fitted correctly. The light levels shifts across the image.

The depth of field is to thin. If you're going to show the whole board with out a close crop, them it all needs to be sharp.

And no, I'm not a product photographer, I'm a professional wedding and motorsports photographer.
No need to be easy, improvement only comes from true constructive criticism. Usually, when I shoot to keep (I was selling the board, so need to take a flawless photo) I'll take multiple shots to keep the DOF in check (I'll pick up a TS-E on a future date). The polarizer is fitted fine, but the light table I was shooting on only had one lower light attached (the bright spot on the bottom-right of my photo).

Time to give feedback on your photo

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oh boy, am I learning stuff from this thread
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I have never taken a photo where I did not see something I should have changed, that would have made it better.
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I am excited to see the behind the scenes write up!
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My current inside photo looks similar to his first baddy lol. To those who say us bad photo takers do not care that is just plan false. You sould see how many photos I took just to get this one....I will update with a new one with some lighting and camera settings!!

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Excellent tips, OP. I've always been a fan of turning off the flash for photos (when possible). Gives it a warm, natural feeling.
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What lighting source do you recommend? I was using an LED flashlight I am sure that is not good!!
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What lighting source do you recommend? I was using an LED flashlight I am sure that is not good!!
TBH,You will need as much light as you can get. When I took the pics of my system, I had 2 desk lamps and a tall floor lamp with a 60W bulb aimed down at the PC. The desk lamps were behind the PC. One was facing back at the wall providing the rear glowing light. The other desk lamp was facing towards a white piece of foam board that was angled towards the case to reflect light back onto the front of the case. Even with 3 lights, I was still having to bump up the ISO settings on my camera to allow me to take hand held shots at a reasonable shutter speed. And that was with the aperture of my lens wide open to f1.8.

A single flashlight won't provide nearly enough light to illuminate your case and its surroundings properly. Especially with a point and shoot camera and no tripod.
    
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