Missed that, Jordan.
Two different digicams are used: Canon G6 "point & shoot" and Nikon D80 SLR w/ 28~135mm std lens. Often on auto exposure/focus but also often on manual or mixed-auto settings. Both usually with tripods (a Sherpa & a Manfrotto with a ProBall head -- love this thing, but drool over the Really Right Stuff ballheads
) usually no flash, sometimes in open shade outdoors, most often indoors, with diffuse lighting from bare daylight CFLs behind swaths of white cloth. Gives the lab a bit of a tenty look. Imagine a Bedouin geek's tent. An external flash for the Nikon D80 works well when needed, especially with bounce.
Here's a shot with the Nikon, from the floor straight up at one of the "tented" bulbs.
A light box -- that I made originally to view 35mm slides back in the day -- is used for spot lighting. Sometimes placing things right on it gives good/cool results.
Mostly shoot in jpg; RAW is not worth the trouble for low res web images (which is mostly what the pics here are, optimized, usually 20kb to maybe max 80kb). Photoshop is the only touchup/correction tool I use. Used it for >15 years, at one point, with prof. DTP, doing multi-page color brochures & booklets, posters, tradeshow booth graphics, hundred page tech manuals, etc.
Been a "serious" hobby photographer since I was a young teen -- O so long ago, sigh...
Cut my teeth on Canon & Leica 35mm rangefinders, Minolta/Minox 16mm minis, Minolta/Canon 35mm SLRs, a Mamiya 120/220, messed with chemicals and an enlarger in a darkroom for a few years.