I'm wondering if anybody might be able to give me advice on how I can best do some still life shots of items in small packages (individual porridge packs, small boxed goods ,etc). I don't want them to appear too glossy, more flat actually.I want them to "stand out" nicely and give off a feeling of being healthy and "clean", i.e beneficial for one's health, and a product not to be missed.
Which lenses are most appropriate? I was considering a macro,or perhaps a 24 or 50mm lens. What flash or other studio gear is best for these kind of shots? And, I presume a tripod essential.