What kind of gear do you use?
A Canon EOS 5D Mark II, with 24–105mm f/4L Canon EF IS and 16-35mm f/2.8L II lenses. For the Baroque photographs, I used a Broncolor Grafit A2 1600-watt power pack, a couple medium-size reflectors with grids, and 4x8-foot white V-flats. The main light was a 20-inch beauty dish with a grid, to create a focal point but also vignette around the subject. I used indirect lighting for a soft fill light. For images with stark white backgrounds, I used a Profoto Acute Pac and D4 ringlight, and several medium reflectors with grids. I add a polarizer to the ringlight to reduce glare and medium reflectors to generate highlights and prevent flatness or shadows.