I've never liked my photos very much. Most of the time they are barely good enough. I don't want to take the time to set them up, but rather I just snap away and crop later.
However, I've been reading yarnstorm lately and was inspired to try some photos like hers. (Check hers out--they're gorgeous!)
Most of the time she uses a white or grey background with natural light from a window.
That's what I did. (None of these photos were balanced for color.)(Obviously.)
This red heart makes the white background look very grey, and there's not enough contrast between the raspberry kisses and the heart. (DD#1 left the kisses with me, and I'm the only one who will eat them. Not that I like them very much, they taste weird, but they're still chocolate.)
A white heart on a white background turns everything grey.
Moving on to something lighter on the inside. Everything's still grey.
Switched to a grey background. Now the heart looks white.
This one is better. More interest to the shape.
This one definitely shows the white heart now.
Must be time to eat!