My tip for creating beautiful light in your photos below:
To get that dreamy, soft, even light, place your work/flatlay close to a source of indirect light. I think light looks best coming from the top or a little to one side. Lighting from the bottom creates what’s called “monster light”, which can look a little off. Indirect light source is key (such as from a north window) if you want to avoid deep, contrasty shadows.
Next, hold up a white foam board, posterboard, sheet of paper, bedsheet, or anything else white you have on hand, opposite your light source to bounce light back in and fill in those shadows. Watch the light change as you add in the bounce- it’s like magic!
That’s really all it takes to have nice even light in your photos. Of course, I’m a big believer in there’s no wrong way to do things when it comes to art, so don’t be afraid to play with different kinds of light. Harsh direct sunlight, monster light, colored light- play around and have fun. You might just hit on something new you absolutely love!