I'm an artist anyway, dance, music, drawing, painting... so I know a bit about composition. However, I got a promotion at work and with that new job is photography for our "Woodsman Supplies" catalog. I have been taking pictures of screws, chainsaws, pants, chainsaw parts (gag over 200!!) misc. climbing rigging stuff. My hardest ones to take so far are the pants - any suggestion on lighting? Also taking pictures of bitty screws.... I looked through the forum a bit for anything similar, but didn't find it. When I got this promo I told em up front I don't have this experience. I do have a white box with a black optional background and 1 2x2 white light, of course a Nikkon 8800 camera. I've read some about it and tried things (macro setting, I can't get a good clear picture with that!) So anyhoo, Any suggestions. When I head back to work, I will put up some things that did turn out well. I'd love to chat with someone who does catalog photography in the range of things I deal with... ie.... small n shiny or clothing. :hail: Here is something fun I did a couple of years ago.