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Steve Wylie wrote:
Good advice here. It's going to be very important, and very beneficial, to keep your white background consistent. Once you dial that in, whether by locking in your exposure, or by making Lightroom or ACR adjustments (as described above), note how you did it, so you can replicate it time and time again. Your parts will be consistently exposed regardless of what they are. The fact that you're photographing these parts on a white surface can really help you in terms of exposure as well as white balance. Look at the "info" panel in Photoshop to see that your...Show more →
Just to add on to this, to be clear, I'd lock the exposure & flash set up as well as the ACR/Lightroom set up throughout if you want easy consistency. The idea behind first picking the brightest hardware piece you plan to photograph is that once you have that piece done first, you know that you are extremely unlikely to blow the highlights for all the following pieces simply because they are darker, less reflective. So you are good to go, everything locked in. This process would be the optimal counterpart to doing an incident reading for studio strobes (might even be the same exposure when tested out).
Writing it down would of course be great.