I've been quite unhappy about how my pictures turn out. There are several reasons for this:
1) I am not a photographer.
2) I don't get to use my OWN camera at the moment, so I'm using one I'm not used to.
3) I don't have proper lighting, so usually I have to rely on crappy flash, or try to combat the sun somehow.
So I was recently pointed in the direction of this blog post:
I decided to employ a white posterboard technique to see what I could come up with. I'm pretty happy with the results! The sun was behind clouds today, so that helped keep harsh shadows out, but in the future, I have other ideas to help me filter light and keep tones even. There are also a few adjustments to hue/contrast after I loaded them onto my computer, but I can handle that. Here is the example I took, the original picture I took when I made the card, and then the one I took today to test out my "new" way to take a picture of cards!