Originally Posted by Mrfstop
That will give ya nice flat "front light".
You had them with the light source behind them, giving you " back light" , which will just provide a bass silhouette.
Assuming you have your camera working on Auto mode?
The cameras meter will read for the window light strength and give you a black silhouetted bass
I sometimes will place a bass sideways to the window light source in my home.
And then tweak the stand from side to side while looking at the bass and window reflections. Sometimes you can get really cool light on a bass this way.
Allowing for placed highlights and shadow areas on the bass.
Making the bass appear more 3D than the frontal flat light will.
Digital is free, unlike film and processing back in the day.
So try these ideas and experiment.
The price is right!
Here are two shots of my basses placed sideways to the window light in my living room. These are simple snap shots really. Nothing fancy, except correct placement of the bass to the light source.
These are showing how the bass can take on a nice 3D feel due to the light.
The light can take on the effect of a multiple light studio shot right in your living room with a little know how.
A good investment for you would be buy a 20x30 size piece of white foam core board at your local office max or staples for $5.00.......
I use my wall, instead of foam core...but if you wall if not close to the object....this foam core will help bounce light from the window back onto the darker side of the bass.
Here are two samples of easy side lit bass pics in my living room using a window and a wall for a bounce fill.