I remember the day that I got my first DSLR. It was winter of 2009 and I was just a few short months away from going abroad on a month long journey to Italy and Tunisia. I had taken some college photography classes using my Dad's old film SLR so I felt ready for the jump. I purchased a Canon 50D kit from amazon. Once I got my hands on the camera I couldn't stop taking pictures of anything and everything. I would go on walks for hours snapping pictures of random objects.

For the next few years I found myself gravitating towards photographing people more than objects. I would photograph weddings, babies, families and portraits as much as I could. Up until this point I rarely took photos of still non-human objects.

Coincidentally two people in my network of friends were starting their own businesses. Both of which I had the opportunity to give product photography a go at. One business is focused on selling items on Amazon as a "fufilled by Amazon" service, the other is a gunsmith who is starting to make parts and whole rifles.

I will be sure to share more info as the businesses get closer to officially launching but here is a preview of the setup I am using.

It took a lot of effort to get everything needed for this setup but now that I have it dialed in, it should be pretty quick and easy going forward.