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You can define a preset manual white balance in the camera - Nikon D3500 manual, page 116 Assuming that fixes the white balance issue, you're still going to have to run these through Photoshop anyway. You need to straighten, crop, remove the dust & scratches from the watch glass [unless you're selling them warts & all] & probably sharpen up a ...


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Legal concerns can only be addressed by a lawyer. All of the small particulars of what is being done, who is doing it, and who might be interested matter. Even if what you do is clearly fair use, the right's holder may choose to sue. That will likely create stress. It might involve paying a lawyer. It might involve your site being taken down by your hosting ...


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Several questions on your questions... "A more natural look" First of all. Photography is not just about light, it is also about shadows. On a reflective object, it is not just about reflections of light sources, but also of dark surroundings. As we do not live in a "heaven-like place" with light, and just light all around us, a lightbox ...


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The standard "I am not a lawyer; don't rely on legal advice from strangers on the internet" disclaimer applies. Generally, you are legally allowed to photograph products and their logos in the U.S., and publish those photos on your website. Avoid things that imply: endorsement by the company or the trademark owner; commissioning of your photo by ...


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A light tent is probably the wrong tool, here, but it's what you've got. You're definitely right that it's the lighting. A light tent is made to diffuse and soften the light but the flip side is that soft light doesn't reveal textures very well. With product photography, it's all a game of angles in terms of getting a surface to reveal its texture in a ...


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You've done a great job for being 'fairly new'. I agree with Steven in the things he said, so experiment with those. Edit: Your focus, depth-of-field choice, composition and exposure are spot-on. Here's what I can see that really stops the shot from being where you want it: There's a green cast. This is probably from the type of lights that come with the ...


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A light box/tent provides extremely flat lighting; that's the opposite of what you want for showing scratches/textures. I don't know of anyone who does high level product photography that uses one... But to start, use just one light off to the side at more of an angle to show the textures (up to 90*). And place it right against the fabric in order to make it ...


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