I'm setting up basic three point lighting in my room to photograph myself facing the camera (actually, this is for video, but I understand questions about lighting are ok).
What I have is two Smith Victor A80 Reflector lights:
one with a 500W bulb, one with a 71W bulb.
No stand, though I've found I can take the shade off of lamps at home and screw these onto the top of them.
I also have this little halogen desk lamp that can point anywhere:
and I have anything I can find around the house, buy for less than $40 off craigslist, or build.
I've tried pointing the 500W away from me at the wall/ceiling with the halogen as a backlight and the 71W as a fill, but it hasn't looked great. I think I need a filter/diffuser, and I'm thinking of using a white bedsheet, but I'm not sure if that will work or if there is some other DIY trick that would work better.
How would you arrange these lights to do basic three point shots?