Last night I had a brilliant idea of a picture. Not that I have a style yet, but I'm generally more attracted to the real world, but last night I had an idea to get a shot of my clock, and leave the shutter open to get a blurred sweep of the second hand. Now, I have no fancy setup at home, nor do I have any special lighting. As such, the pics I took looked terrible. What I really want is to have about a 3-5 second exposure so you can really see the hand sweep. The problem is that even set at f8, I was still getting too much light into the camera for the slow shutter speed. When I finally got the lighting low enough that the camera was happy, it was just too dark and you couldn't see anything. So, (finally) here's my question: where should I set my lamp so that I don't get bad shadows, and so that I can have a slow enough shutter speed to get the effect I want?