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Heh, this made me smile. I spent some time wondering which one was Olivia Newton John though...
This happened to be one of the times I didn't take a photo of the set up, as it was a quick shot on the kitchen table (the background isn't my table top, it's one of my many cut up doors, gates etc that I use)I have to ask, as this is my new thing to play with - how did you light it? One large softbox quite close? Is it camera flash, or did your get some studio lights also?
Thank you for the taking the time to explain. Yes I was almost having to duck under my softbox I'd like a smaller softbox. I did buy one, but I can only use it with my flashgun - didn't think ahead! The shadows work well, as does the backdrop. I am also now finding myself trying to work out how things have been done.This happened to be one of the times I didn't take a photo of the set up, as it was a quick shot on the kitchen table (the background isn't my table top, it's one of my many cut up doors, gates etc that I use)
I had a softbox (80x80) directly to the right, above and angled down as far as I could go (a bit like your peppers shot). The center of the softbox was about 2'-2'6" away. Because of the angle of the lighting, there was quite a sharp drop off of light on the left-hand side (which I need would happen, but wasn't to worried about). I also wanted darkish shadows cast from the tools to give a bit of grounding.
I find myself looking at other people's photos, trying to workout how they have lit them. I look at the shadows, it's a good way to see where the key light is coming from.
I've also found that lighting from a slightly behind angle, using large reflectors to bounce some light back works well.
I'm still using my Yongnuo speedlights. I need to sell some bits and pieces to raise some funds. We've had a nightmare with car issues since the new year, which has eaten into any spare funds we have. So I'll just have to wait a little while longer