I'm trying to set up a table for product photography (mostly shoes but clothes might be added in the future). We've already built a "table" (see attached images) and on top of it we're thinking of adding plexiglass and horizon-less photographic paper on top of that.. I've been searching a lot but I cannot find a definitive answer on whether I need clear plexiglass or opaque (milky) for better lighting. Also, I cannot establish just what kind of watt output my lamps will need.
Note that the distance between the lower level (lamp level) and the top level (plexiglass level) is 18cm.
Please let me know if you need any further info. I appreciate any and all help, I'm stomped.
Thank you all in advance.
P.S (the broken plexiglass was leftover and we were doing testing, and we noticed the current lighting will probably be insufficient.