A simple photo of my much loved camera used on Ebay to advertise that it is for sale. Dramatic lighting is unnecessary as its main function is to show potential buyers exactly what they will get should they win the auction. This is a colour digital photograph (Look carefully and you should see some red triangles and numbers on the lens barrel) that has completely neutral tones. If this doesnt appear to be the case it might be that your colour monitor is incorrectly adjusted.
Chardin and Dutch sixteenth and seventeenth century artists did much to create the still life genre. It lives on today in product photography and, to a lesser extent, in modern painting. Still-life and product photography aren’t always so very far apart since both rely on artistry to elevate the commonplace.