Photographying WHITE Objects???

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  1. timmyp

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    hello everyone. i am an ametur photographer that is just starting out and could really put my camera to use for my families company who i work for. we are starting a website and i need to take high quality pictures of our products to put on our website. (i'm shooting with a cannon rebel xti) i dont have any other photography equipment other than a tripod.
    the products are cabinet doors made out of mdf. the doors are painted with a white gloss. how can i get the best photo of these doors? what color and material of background should i use, positioning of any lighting, what kind of lighting, camera settings and anything else that would help me.
    i have attached a quick photograph of a door that isn't painted just to give you an idea of what i'm photographing.
    thanks so much.
    tim
     
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    where bouts did you put the photo??
     
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    i'm sorry i didnt edit that out. i was going to attache but i couldn't find where to attach it.
     
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    So what is your question exactly?
     
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    I've done quite a few jobs like this. I have always used softboxes though so I'm not sure what to tell you in the way of lighting.

    I can tell you that your white balance is going to be very important, especially if your going to keep them white on white.

    I would however suggest that you shoot them straight on as possible. Look at some of the shots on these sites to give you an idea:

    Solid Wood Cabinet Doors

    and

    KraftMaid Cabinetry: By Wood Species

    Good luck!
     

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