In February, Derek Hannaford led a workshop on Photographing Textiles. We looked at equipment (camera, tripod, reflectors/diffusers, light-boxes, and props) and camera settings (focus, exposure, white balance/colour temperature and lighting/flash). Then we worked on the actual photography for different purposes and finally making use of your photos (understanding pixels and pixel counts, using graphics programs to edit the shots and publishing or printing.)
Many of us discovered the "hidden" features of even the simpler cameras, and everyone who joined in found ways to make huge improvements in their work with the minimum of extra equipment.
Right: Derek's setup with background and reflector