If you need to take some fancy-looking photos of your items with a smartphone, you can use your computer monitor for a bright background and set your item on a flat, reflective surface.
YouTuber Dylan Hart — AKA the HouseholdHacker — demonstrates how you can get that professional photo look in just a few steps:
- Find a bright, full-screen image for your background monitor (he recommends using "bokeh" images).
- Find a shiny, somewhat reflective surface and set it so it's flush with the computer screen.
- Set your item on the reflective surface and shoot away.
You can add lighting if you need it, but now you should be able to get some professional-looking pics of your item. Taking decent smartphone photos isn't always easy, but there are lots of ways to get the best out of your smartphone's camera.
Take Professional Photos with Your Phone in 3 Easy Steps [Householdhacker]