I am always on the lookout for better ways to photograph my cards (and anything else, for that matter).
I have two cameras that I use, a Nikon Coolpix S4000 point-and-shoot, and a Canon EOS Rebel T2i, which is a DSLR. Until very recently, I used the Nikon only. Now I am learning what it is like to use a real professional SLR camera and there is much to learn!
The links to photography tips below are gathered here not only for my reference, but yours as well.
- My photo tent set-up (end of post): http://www.colleendietrichdesigns.com/2012/06/graduation-balloon.html
- Lea Lawson's tips: http://flourishes.org/2012/03/tips-on-photographing-cards/
- Digital Photography School - free: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/
- Digital Photography School macro shots for point-and-shoot cameras: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/macro-photography-tips-for-compact-digital-camera-users
- Lea Lawson's tips: http://flourishes.org/2012/03/white-balance-matters/
- Amy Sheffer's tips: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/howd-they-do-f220/htdt-7-22-09-photographing-your-papercrafting-projects-t448961.html
- How To Fix Photo Blemishes with GIMP: http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/30713.aspx
- 10 Blogs That Will Make You An Amazing Photographer http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-blogs-amazing-photographer-si/
I will add more links as I find them to be helpful.
Best of luck with your pictures!