So i work for a company than makes lawn and garden products and ATV accessories. Swisher Mower and Machine Co. I work in the office and about 3-4 months ago began informally taking pictures for marketing, catalog, presentations etc... of our products. I was using the company's Kodak Easy Share 8mp and did what I could with what I had. About the same time I also started editing the photos using the only software they had purchased, JASC Paint Shop Pro. Basically, I took the pictures that they had of products, or ones I took of products and edited them myself trying to get the studio look with an entirely white background. Well now that i've gotten my D80 I've kinda officially taken over, and been doing it more and more. Most of the shots will either end up in a catalog or in some other marketing tool that will be printed. Unfortunately i don't have the hardware or all of the knowledge i need to make the shots look perfect. The attached pictures shows kinda with what i'm dealing with and what i can do. Here's an original with nothing but my D80, some work lights and some sheets in an abandoned office: Here's what i managed to turn it into. This really isn't the best example of the work i've done, and i'll post some more later. I normally cut out the entire object and make the background solid white. I left the background on this looking a bit like a studio, because cutting out each individual time would be nearly impossible. So all you pro's out there, what can i do to get better looking studio-like shots given VERY limited resources? Btw... i have an SB-600 w/diffuser on the way. I'm thinking of picking up a 50mm F1.8 but wondering if it'll work for what i want it to do. Currently have a Sunpack Pro tripod(i got it for $35 so i can't complain), Kit 18-135 lens, and lots of ideas. here's some shots i just took today, btw not worked at all, just straight from the camera. I did bracket all pictures +-.7EV and shot in RAW+fine.jpg, but these are the fine.jpg pics resized: Tell me what you think, open to criticisim and btw, please don't use or re-distribute the pictures without permission, TIA.