What is the best type of lighting for photographing woodworking pieces?—Claude Dupuis

Bob Oswald replies: For easily available lighting in the home, I prefer incandescent lighting for a warm tone. Fluorescent lighting will typically give a blue/purple cast to the photo. That said, today’s digital cameras can pretty reasonable compensate for either one, typically with a predetermined filter setting you select. In a case of this ‘easy’ lighting, I typically use fill in flash and get more true colors, the strongest preference being incandescent with flash.