I had an idea that will require suspending a small household object (a flashlight, in this case) off the ground. It weighs only a few pounds but will be part of the shot so I can't put it on top of anything.
My questions: 1. Will fishing line work for this? I'm on a budget so if it will work, that would be perfect. 2. What is the best way to light it to ensure the camera won't pick up the wire? (Best angle, color of light?)
Another way to do it would be to cut a hole in the background and run a bar through the hole to the subject, in effect using the subject to hide the support bar. Not only does this sound like a lot more work, it isn't an option because I'm trying to hide the shadows as well.