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I have a product I want to sell online but when I take a picture of it, it has some sort of a background so it never looks quite professional. What I want to be able to do is take pictures which look like this.

I have experience using green screens with videos, would using a green screen by a good way of removing the background?

Any tips would be very much appreciated.

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Similar:… – Jakub Kaleta Sep 7 '12 at 20:19
Another very similar question:… – Jakub Kaleta Sep 7 '12 at 20:26
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This subject has been broadly discussed online. For example here and here , and it seems it all comes down to:

  1. Using a seamless white background
  2. Using enough light to eliminate shadows - two or 3 lights setups are recommended.

I have tried it, and I was able to produce good results with a single sheet of white paper (a few bucks at a hobby store) and some desk lamps. Of course the better the light the more likely you are to produce a good photo, but if you don't want to spend a lot of money, just some ikea desk lamps will do. (Use some form of diffuser on them to soften the light)

EDIT: I must add that with my setup I usually can get a pretty good shot in camera, but then I have to tweak it in post and lighten highlights etc, so I recommend shooting RAW if you're not.

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