I see. Hmmm. Have you worked with bounced diffused light and a camera? For example, if you have a large sheet of white Foamcore direct the lighting on that, aiming to “bounce” the reflected and somewhat diffused “bounced” light on the photograph you wish to image. This may require a clamp and a stand, or a partner to hold the white reflective board (I’ve even used white Styrofoam packing material or insulating board) in the right position.