Larry Lars has created this great vignette depicting proper LEGO photography techniques. Note all the details — the camera, the model ship, the worktable, I could go on and on. He seems to have gotten everything just about right.
This is a depiction of the lighting setup used for most of the pictures. Since the setup is fairly inexpensive I thought that this might be useful for other builders as well.
I think its a pretty clever way to show exactly how someone can take pictures. ;)