I'm trying to take some photos of some objects to put on a web site. Some I've managed OK, a couple of others I'm having difficulty with. I'm trying to photograph a pencil and a pen with writing on it. Sometimes I can the writing in focus, just but most of the time it won't focus and I keep getting shadows. Now I'm OK with editing the photos to cut out the background and shadow etc, but what's the best settings to use to get this right. I feel like I'm going round in circles. I'm no expert and I don't have and posh equipment, just me and my Canon Ixus.