For your start position, set both lights at the same height, about 3 feet above the table surface, and pointed at the subject.
The camera is at 6 o’clock. The distance from the camera to the subject varies depending on what you’re taking pictures of, but 18 inches away is a good starting point. Bear in mind that it is not necessary to fill the frame with the subject, as you can crop it later. In fact, it’s not advisable to be right on top of the subject with your camera, as it makes it more difficult for you to work (directly under the lights), and it can cause focusing problems. Plus, by moving further away you increase your depth of field, helping everything to be in focus.
If you have your lights set up properly, you should be ready to take some photos. The next section provides some details and hints about using the camera.