The other day a friend of mine mentioned that I should do a blog post on how I shoot my product photography so I thought why not. I'm certainly no expert and sometimes I shoot the same product three times before I get the shots I want, but I've learned some of my best tricks from other non experts so here you go.
First off I use the best natural lighting in my house, my kitchen. We have a huge sliding glass door so on a bright day the lighting is a close to perfect as I can get shooting indoors. I also make sure I have my kitchen lights on as well, it doesn't add much but it sometimes helps to keep that bluish light that comes from outside off my background.
Then I angle my chair until I seem to catch the best light reflection, no shadows etc. I set up my product and start shooting!
So there you go, a complete non experts way of shooting good (not perfect) product shots.