Hi, I would like some ideas for setting up still lifes at home, in order to learn color. My problem is that I have had no formal guidance with regards to this.
For example, what kind of light source should I use? Fluorescent? Normal? How close should the light be? What kind of light source do you guys use? How bright should the bulb be? Should I use a certain color cloth for the background? Blue? Red? beige? I just want to know the background elements to a good still life setup, other than the still-life objects themselves, although that would be great too.
I'm planning to have my still-life setup on a small table near my computer. I was considering on constructing a small backdrop as well, so I can better focus on the object without having anything behind it distract me.
Thanks for any advice.