I’ve recently picked up a gig taking photos of various parts of automobiles (shop and classroom manual material). Shots outside of the car are easy, just throw them up on a light table and shoot away. But there are times when I need a shot under the dash, or even last night a seat belt tension mechanism (on location at a dealership, cant lug much gear around either). These shots are inside the vehicle and in most cases I can’t bounce the flash to get some softer light. I’ve been struggling with shadows and poor lighting in general. I know it can be done as I’ve looked around for this very topic but only find stock photography images with no explanation of lighting - Well nothing that exactly matches what im doing, but still in confined areas like shooting the gauges.
Anyone have any experience with this? Been searching around and my friend Google with my limited Google foo isn’t returning any results.
I will also point out - not a pro by any means. Had an opportunity, did some stuff for them and they wanted more.
*I didnt know if this fit in lighting or the automobile section so if it needs moving - mods please do so!*
adding the gear im using right now
5D mark II
usually the 16-35 mk ii and sigma 150mm macro
430EX II and 580EX with a mini softbox
off camera cord and remotely triggering the 430 when needing more light