Taking pictures of T-shirts for a retail online store

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Taking pictures of T-shirts for a retail online store
Feb 27, 2014

To add to my long list of to do's I need learn how to take good pictures of T-shirts for an online retail store I co-own with my husband.

We just got back our pictures from our 2nd supposed pro photographer of the T-shirts and the pictures are horrible. Bad lighting, not cropped properly, shirts are not displayed properly. Yes I know I need to try a 3rd photographer but first I want to try myself. (I know for purposes of time I will end up hiring someone else but if I have the stuff here at least I can practice until I am good enough to use the pictures I take.)

My question is I know lighting is key as well as background. What kind of background do I need? I read a tent my husband read a green screen. Who is right?

Camera SL1
Flash Canon speedlite 430ex (This hasn't been purchased yet, I plan on going down to B&H later today to pick one up)

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