I usually use my Canon point and shoot camera to take product shots and it's never been quite as good as my previous camera - it's pretty good, just not quite what my previous camera was and requiring more after shot editing because we all know how important good product photos are when you're buying on-line - you want them as true to life as possible huh?
So imagine my surprise when I learnt that you could take great shots and sort out your white background using an iPhone (which I have) and the Camera+ app (which I didn't) with little other external editing required.
I wanted to test it in the least ideal place I could think of light conditions-wise - my office desk with flourescent light above + daylight bouncing off the 100m cliff adjacent to my window coming in from behind.
As you can see, I had no light tent, just a printed piece of paper I had turned over and placed on a manilla envelope (which led to a kind of murky beige background!) with wierd light patterns all around it.
All I then did was lock the exposure tool of the Camera+ app on the darkest part showing on the screen and take the pic. It was looking pretty good but just to brighten it a bit I went into the Camera+ app editing mode and selected 'night', and wallah... this is the result....
So I'm now off to experiment further using my light tent, something to stabilise my phone, and a grin from ear to ear!