I kind of had an odd situation where a magazine called me for a stock photo of one of the sleep machines I carry on my website. There was a possibility of getting my site mentioned in the article so I wanted to get them a good picture. I pulled out the CD with the manufacturers stock photos and the "professional" shot of the one I needed was awful, most of it was badly out of focus. That was all they had available anywhere. So, anyway I had to shoot one myself. I'd never done a product photo before except for my own site. I got some light blue cheap cloth from the store and draped it on a couch. There was strong but muted (somewhat cloudy) light coming in a picture window, a couple regular household lamps on and a low level flash from the Sony 717 built in flash. Any critique would be helpful, especially if it includes suggestions on how to do it better. I don't do many of these but I take most of my own product photos for my site and want any suggestions while this is fresh in my mind. The one I sent to them was a much bigger 300dpi version of course.