I was asked about my camera set-up for taking photos. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3. I have the Mode Dial set to (Aperature Priority). I set the f stop to 32, my highest which allows everything to be in focus. The first two photos show my screen set-up. I let the camera choose how to shoot. The one thing I do play with is the “Exposure Compensation” to lighten or brighten the image
The next two photos show my booth which I believe is the star of the show. The second is with all the lights on. I find the stand alone lamp helps with some shots and I also use the camera flash. This can be adjusted to different levels of brightness; I have it set low so its not over-powering. The camera is set up on a tripod and the timer is set for 2 seconds to avoid shaking
For detail shots I use a small piece of poster board which I attach to the keyboard tray on my desk
Of note in both setups I have used powder blue poster board. This is supposed to give the “best” background. I actually have four different colours: powder blue, black, light grey and light blue. In some cases I test all for and then use the one that produces the best image. This depends on the colour of the model. Below are the same three different backgrounds (I haven’t cut up the light blue one yet) No settings were changed on the camera, I just let it do its thing
After I take the photos I upload and then use two photo editors, both are free. The first is IrfanView. I use this to decide which photos to keep as you can scroll through the images. I usually take 2-5 pics of the same image just to make sure at least one is good and then its a matter of seconds to delete and keep one. I do my editing on paint.net, very easy to use. Most of the time its just “Brightness/Contrast”. Below is a shot of the editing screen showing the controls. The second photo is slightly adjusting the Brightness/Contrast and the third is how it came out of the camera .
I hope this helps some