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Dennis Curtin's Tabletop Photography
Some thought should be given to the background you use. It should be one that makes your subject jump out, and not overwhelm it. The safest background to use is a sheet of neutral gray poster board that can be formed into a curved "L" shape to give a nice smooth grdation of light behind the image. It's safe, because it reduces potential exposure problems and most things show well against it. Other options include black or white backgrounds but they may cause some exposure problems unless you can use exposure compensation. Finally their are colored backgrounds, but these should be selected to support and not clash with the colors in the subject.
The texture of the background is also a consideration. For example, black velvet has no reflections at all while black posterboard might.
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