I photographed each item with a set of two Bowens 500 watt/second strobes. I used a white bed sheet as the background, with the intention of isolating the object and deleting the background from the image.
The first sample of each photo shown here is just as it appeared when I transferred it from my camera, with no manipulation or adjustment. They've been resized and saved as jpegs.
The second version of each image is was saved after manipulation for color, contrast and sharpness. The pen tool was used to create a clipping path around most of the items so that I could isolate the object from the background and then mask the background. Each image was saved as a PNG with a transparent background.