I have been trying to learn about lighting. One of the easiest places to learn I have found is using table top subjects. However putting the flash in just the right place has proved to be a challenge.
I bodged together this handy device to make that a little easier. All it is, is an old desk lamp which luckily enough (when the original lamp shade had been removed) had the right screw thread to mount a flash on. Here is a closeup version of the same photo ( www.flickr.com/photos/7946682@N05/553995502/ ) In response to a few questions that have been asked here are a few more closeups.... The flash mount www.flickr.com/photos/7946682@N05/558100645/ , the arm of the lampstand with thread exposed www.flickr.com/photos/7946682@N05/558100635/ and the arm with the flash mount on www.flickr.com/photos/7946682@N05/558100627/
Lighting for this shot was provided by a single strobe placed above the top right of this picture outside of the light tent.