I've been trying out different lighting sources for my books. As you can't count on having a lot of light in Canada in the winter, I decided to invest in a couple of Ego digital imaging lights. They are supposed to provide soft, even light that mimics natural light.
I've tried them out, and they do create a nice, soft light, but I'm finding that my pictures are too dark. I have a feeling that the problem is with my picture taking abilities not with the lights, though.
As you can see, it's toooo daaaark!
Next, I took a pic of this purple journal with a combination of natural light coming in through the window, plus an ego light. Looks better, but still kind of dark. Next time I take photos, I'm going to try fiddling with the white balance on my camera to see it that makes a difference.