1) Main light. The directional light of the magic hour gives your photographs great texture. But if you can't wait for sunset, fake it by placing your off-camera flash to one side of your subject and moving in close. To avoid extreme shadows, diffuse the flash with a small, portable softbox. When shooting macro or product shots indoors, surround the object with white paper to make a light tent, and bounce the flash off of its top and sides for even illumination.