Product Photography Advice
I have been shooting for about a year and a half now. I own a a Canon 60D with a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, a 430EXII speedlite and an Interfit 32-inch 5-In-1 Reflector.
I have recently started a job as a product photographer for a small furniture company in my town but I'm having some negative feedback on the quality of my images from my boss as of late. I have only been working with the company for about 3 weeks but I feel like I should be producing consistent quality work by now but I'm just not there yet. I have no formal education in photography, I am purely self taught.
At the moment I am working with two Lastolite rayd8 heads with a tungsten bulb plus reflectors, usually facing towards the items, a standard white backdrop and my 430EXII on camera I usually bounce this off a reflector or the ceiling. The problem that I'm having is background lighting. The lastolites are not powerful enough to light the white sheet, so I often end up with shots that are supposed to have a white background but instead are nowhere near. Is there any body who works in the field that could give me some tips?
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.