joayne wrote in post #18489491
That IS quite the set up Levina..
I especially like the Shawl!
I need to send you some clamps!! LOL
I think the reflective surface on the right is also helpful..
This is a narrow corridor between my living room on the right and the windows on the left. It's a kind of buffer to keep out the heath in Summer and the cold in Winter. Works pretty well. So my living room is to the right and that is glass (4 big windows from ceiling to floor with the middle two sliding doors, just like the windows on the left). The glass isn't helpful to reflect light so when I shoot in natural light I use the reflector to bounce back the light.
OhLook wrote in post #18489499
So that's where the magic comes from. What does the old shawl do? Where's the rest of the ironing board? When you shoot, does the office lamp point at the subject?
The old shawl ties the office lamp to the tripod. Obviously...
Yes, I usually use the office lamp to point directly at the subject. I often use a second lamp to light the subject from the other side, so as to avoid all too sharp shadows. But sometimes the reflector is enough. Depends on the look I'm after. I also sometimes put a white cotton cloth over the office lamp so the lamp becomes a little bit like a softbox, to disperse and soften the light. And I use the work lamp sometimes to add more ambient light.
And where the rest of the ironing board is? Well, it's right there, underneath the white board. It's just shortened because of the angle.