I have struggled over the years taking moulding and frame photos for my site. I recently retired (and sold on eBay for a nice price) my Nikon D40 and bought a Nikon D5300. I have played with ways to take decent photos and would finally like to get it right. I think I have my basic setup right except for a decent background to take photos. Here is my studio: The lights are all daylight CFLs and I use white foam core for my backgrounds. Using foam core for a background doesn't seem right but I don't know what else to use. The problem with white foam core is that white overwhelms the moulding and frames and the photos are under exposed and the white balance is out of whack. I take all my photos at the highest resolution in RAW format and they require an lot of 'fiddling' in Photoshop to get them to look good (or not so good) With my new D5300 I have adjusted the Exposure Compensation and White Balance to compensate for the white background and now my photos don't need as much 'fiddling'. I do have some green screen material. I tried it several years ago but didn't seem to get any better pictures then. Any suggestions on a better background? Should I try the green screen material again or something else? Or any other suggestions for getting better pictures. I will be re-taking all the images for my site and would like to get my setup right before I begin. Nothing is sacred except for the D5300. Here are some of my images. The first two were taken with the D5300, the last two with the D40.