I recently did a whole story on my Instagram regarding lighting, but I felt this topic was important enough to also do a blog post that could be easily referenced.
Lighting and Rugs! I often get asked if I edit my photos that are posted of the rugs. I want to start this by saying NEVER. I know they say never say never, but no really, NEVER. I do not add presets, filters, extra artificial lighting, photoshop, none of these. I take all my photos on my Iphone 12 and at MOST increase the exposure on an image if its a gloomy day.