So now I am trying another variation. I finally found some lights with small stands on them that I can position on the table. Before these I had lights with clamps on them and I was clamping them to chairs and to the overhead chandelier....and hoped that I wouldn't bring it crashing down. I also got a graduated back sweep which blocks out the back of the tent.
Tonight I took some pictures of a copper cuff....a big ass copper cuff that I am putting in the South Wing Gallery show.
I still like a black background even though most magazine photographers tell you to use white or a graduated one. I can see I still need to play with this a bit. The pics taken on the white background look a little washed out to me. They looked better in Photoshop.
Guess I will keep plugging away at it. I wish photography was something that I had a handle on. This continuous tweaking takes up way too much time.
Which photos do you like best???