For the past three days I’ve been attempting to master good product photography. The subject is my greeting cards. At this point – as you can see above – I’m tearing out my (overgrown) hair because I haven’t yet gotten one shot where the white cards look truly WHITE. In case you’re wondering, I’m shooting with good cameras (Canon Rebel xTi and my Panasonic Lumix)…and yes, I’ve tried numerous programmed white balance settings, as well as importing custom white balance settings. So far, even using the neat Expodisc white balance-setting lens with my Canon hasn’t resolved the issue.
Here’s the best I’ve managed so far (and these photos have already been corrected in my photo-editing program):
Since I’ve been relying on natural sunlight alone, tomorrow I’m going to go a different route and try this approach:
In the meantime, if any of you photography buffs have helpful advice, I’d love to hear it!