I know some of y'all don't want to read a very technical and very lengthy tutorial on setting up some crazy lighting or program workflow just to take a decent (and DD-able) photo of your artisan crafts. I know some days I don't so I'll try to make this as simple as I can.
Think about this:
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS
ON A WORK OF ART ONLY TO CHEESE OUT ON THE
PHOTOS AND MAKE THAT THING LOOK LIKE POO?
The tl;dr express list of what you need to focus on (hah!):
Clean the camera lens AND whatever you're photographingPick a good background and good propsLight! Outside on an overcast day*White balance (this shouldn't be a huge issue if you're shooting outside)Focus on your thing. YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT IN FOCUS smdhCrop it nicely.
*(I'm not covering any form of studio lighting here because I want everyone, regardless of gear or skill, to be able to take a pretty