This is a simple shot I did for an e-bay listing. Yes good pictures do help and this old super-8 camera sold in..20 minutes? E-bay needs simple, clean looks. I achieved this by
- placing a large softbox as low and close to the objects as possible. This creates an even light, soft shadows and most of all nice reflection on all the black surfaces. The camera is standing on a table covered with white paper.
- two reflective cards, one per side.
- a small flash positioned behind and below the objects, pointing at a white background about 3ft away.
Boom! A bit of cleaning in Photoshop for the dust I had failed to remove (tsk tsk me) and the image was ready.