Greg...I can try to look up the artical I remember it. But taking the pictures is not to hard. you just have to get used to the camera and its focal settings. and learn how close to the subject you can get with each setting. then Lighting and backgrounds come into play depending on what type of photo you want. you need 3 spot lights one for the top and then the other 2 for the sides/ends so it lights up with no shadows. you have to move them to get the effect you want for each shot. for the back drop, white, light gray, light blue paper or cloth work great. You want to roll it from top of the backdrop down under your subject and out past it enough for it to not show up in the picture. you just need a small gental curve for the negitive edge behind the subject. If your using a digital camera just set something up and start taking pictures and right down what you do for each shot as far as settings and lighting go and then look at them after you down load them to the PC and see what works and what doesnt. Also avoid floresent lights they make things yellow/orange. regular lights work ok and you can correct most of it in a photo program. but you can buy bulbs for taking pictures that give white light. But yo can get some really good shots with reg. bulbs. Dave
* Note how I cleverly eliminated all the 2007 posts and this 2008 post from the board in one fell swoop while also artificially inflating my post count so as to get closer to god status? Hee, hee, hee! ;D
Here's a picture of the $3.00 photo backdrop I built using three sheets of poster board. The curved piece is connected at the top using velcro, so it folds flat for storage. Maybe some day I'll get really fancy and put sides on it.