I've finally gotten to trying to figure out how to use the manual settings on my camera - and while I'm starting to understand a bit more about how to make the adjustments, I'm still not great with knowing what to set them at. I used to know all of this a million years ago with a film camera and am determined to keep practicing, but I do hope with even a bit of day light to be able to get some better shots.
Here is an updated version of my Smurfalicious candlestick which lives in a windowless bathroom:
And the color is definitely looking much more accurate than before. Mastering this should come in handy with my eBay photos too.