I'm like most of people started taking digital photos of my soap using a small point and shoot. Some point and shoot cameras can be very high resolution these days, should be enough for what we need, right? That's until I had a comparison with photos taken by my husband's heavy duty one. While he went out of town for his 2 weeks business trip I had to fall back to my compact point and shoot. This is the shot, after intensive photo correction, still looking awkward:
Indoor lighting is tricky with some colors, green is one of them.
I finally got a hold of my husband's fancy camera again and shot the cut bars of this exact log of soap.
Green is still the tricky color to get it right, but with minor photo color correction on my computer these photos came out so much better in details! I started to wonder why I refused to learn how to use the "real" camera earlier. It definitely take longer to set up, it's heavy, it's big, it needs a tripod, it needs to manually set everything. But the end result just look so much more professional!