Over the last few days I have been playing around with a simple home made light kit. It is very crude, however it does enable me to control light on a subject. Light control is of course a very nice thing to have as it enables the ability to set the mood and direct the viewers attention to what the photographer wants.
For the subject I choose a single Lily flower and used the following lighting setup.
One overhead light shinning down into the flower to give it a glow and a large softbox to one side to remove shadows caused by the down light and the a further strip light on the opposite side to the softbox to remove most of the rest of the shadows and light the stem. However this meant one shadow that I could not get rid off. That means of course I need to add another light to my crude set, one that has a spot feature in this case.
This has been fun and provides a nice learning experience for me. Hope you like it.