I have to admit that I struggled a bit with this! I got to the point where I was just flailing about, aggressively jabbing at my poor phone, changing this and that. I then completely lost the ability to tell which photos looked better than others----I fell into some photo editing rabbit hole and basically barely escaped with my life. I do think that the second one at least looks better. I tried to get rid of that spot of glare by my brushed but everything that I tried kind of made it look worse so I think that I am going to fix that by not photographing my stuff on a shiny background (duh!!). LOL!