I don’t proclaim to be a photographer I work closely with some photographers I can recommend, so don’t panic, but I do have the complete light source, background drops, Canon 5D digital camera that I like to dabble in.
Apart from the usual lighting issues in the setup, preparation, orientation of the product is what can be very consuming. There is a good reason there are people who are stylist, and different people specialise in a range of shots from product catalogue to modelling to food.
Still I quite enjoy capturing a great shot and have learnt a lot of tricks of the trade along the way. I tether my photo shoots where possible to a Mac and through light room edit and enhance the image and save the image accordingly.