All the fuss about white backgrounds...

...and the time spent, and the adjusting, and the re-shooting--bleh! I had to do some quick shots tonight because I finished some custom pieces for a friend (wanna see 'em all? Go to the Simply Wired Custom Jewelry Fan Page on Facebook, or my Flickr page), and by using a solid background and a prop, I cut my time by AT LEAST HALF. Shoot, adjust, crop, save. No levels, no brightness, no layers. I love it!

The camera? A Canon Powershot A720IS that does just fine with the "Auto" setting, especially when a color background is involved. I think my photos are going to take on a new style, IMMEDIATELY.