There are many, many ways to photograph products for online shopping sites where typically the vendors want a pure white background. Over a number of years of doing this type of work for clients I have found a method that is super efficient and doesn’t involve Photoshop editing at all.
A few weeks back I 'enjoyed' a field trip with the RPS to the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. I say enjoy because storm Dennis was raging at the time and I did get very wet and battered. It was nevertheless very interesting though not as productive as hoped.
Originally this was the dining room of our rented house when we moved here in 2008. At that time I had set up my office-come-studio in the most eastern part of the house, which with two big windows facing east and north is the sunniest room in the house. It was in that space that I began my unintended career as a website developer and photographer.