Here a small report about doing photos from my figures.
I do my pictures with a Canon Eos 400D. For a good lighting I use two fluorescent tubes.
The backround is a book cover.
Place the figures exactly under the tubes.
The fluorescent tubes have got the same color as my light I use while painting.
( Look at the last picture, there you can see the number of the light)
I hope it interesting for you to see how I work.