Taking Pictures and Telling Stories at our Libraries is a post on the ALA TechSource blog by Cindi Trainor. It is a good overview for how someone can take decent photographs in a library setting.
The only suggestion I would add would involve flash photography: I suggest taking photographs both with and without flash. Not only will this let you choose the photo with the better lighting, but you will find that colors will look different depending on whether you use flash.
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