I have designed a website for a company that provides products and programs for adoption and other related causes. And I just got done with a re-design of the site, complete with product photography.
For the last week or so I have been on my stomach on the floor and doing all kinds of acrobatics trying to get clear and beautiful shots of jewelry - and it is no simple task! My muscles are sore from angling my body, positioning merchandise, and checking the settings on the camera and the flash. And that is just the photography side of things! The real magic happens when I download the photos and edit them for the web:
I feel that I have learned so much through this experience and I even got to play with the diffuser on the flash and positioning of the umbrella. While I am a graphic designer by trade, I find great joy in photography and it's great to get away from the computer once in a while.