So um, perhaps I got a little too over-enthusiastic about finding lamps for my lightbox! I couldn't find any clip on lamps that would take higher wattage bulbs and these monstrosities were the same price as the clip on lamps that would be able to bend around to light the box from the side. Plus they came with energy saving bulbs. So I thought what the hell!
To be honest I am not sure I can see that much of a difference. The light generated by these lamps is much better than for the clip on lamps but I think to see any improvement in the quality of my photos I need to understand my camera a bit better.
Can anyone suggest any good books?
On another note - I am glad we are not doing "on my desk", did you see what a state it is in?