Furniture photography with 2 lights, C&C appreciated

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Furniture photography with 2 lights, C&C appreciated

It is my first time doing something like that, any comments and criticism will be really appreciated!

Equipment:
2 x Elinchrom 500 BXRI strobes
Sony Nex 5n (APS-C, 1.5x crop factor)
50mm Emount lens
42" reflector

Don't have much of a budget for equipment. The strobes were borrowed from a relative, paper backdrop and stand bought. The camera is my own.

Strobes triggered using an on camera flash.

One strobe as background light, and another as key light. I think there were at power setting 5 and 4, respectively.

Used the reflector for some "fill" light on the left side of the chair.

Original photo. The shadows that are forming towards the right are caused by the left strobe. I tried rotating it to the left more, but doing made me lose some light to the left of the chair. It was a compromise.

Slight editing in LR4

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