I would like to shoot playing cards (a deck of 60 cards and a big deck of 120 cards) and have questions regarding lighting and composition:
What are good camera angles? Would you lay them flat on a surface or prop them up somehow?
How do I avoid glare/reflections from the surface of the cards?
With a budget of around $50, what equipment (light tent, flash, diffusor) would you recommend (assuming I only have a camera, a tripod and one lamp/softbox)?
Only 1-3 cards need to be visible, the other can be spread out in some fashion.