I'm interested in shadowless product photography. My current setup is a tent:
It came with some backgrounds but they have horrible folds and I just can't iron them out, so I'm using a thin wooden plank with white foil on the bottom. I use three speedlight flashes (two on each side, one from above) and the on-camera flash with a difusor (mostly as optical trigger).
The pictures look good, and the flashes produce a much better light than the spotlights which came with the tent, but they still have some shadows. Here is an example:
Another example with better exposure:
Even more light, too much for the subject, but still shadows visible:
Please ignore the unclean surface and reflection, that was just a test shot.
I'm looking forward to shoot a huge inventory, and I would like to have little to no post-processing at all, therefore my goal is to get a perfectly white background with no shadows out-of-camera.
I came across this very promising looking product:
The example pictures on the AliExpress listing look amazing, but you generally can't trust those. I couldn't find anything on youtube to demonstrate such a plate, that's why I decided to ask here.
Has anyone here ever used one of those? How does it work out? Would this give me my desired results? Is there anything else I can improve with my setup?
I also have a ring flash, but it uses LEDs and they aren't able to trigger the optical slave flashes. Is a ring flash worth upgrading to a 2.4GHz flash setup?
Edit: Would really appreciate some input on the bottom light and improvements to my current setup!