How can I take bright clear photos of objects with my camera phone?

I m trying to take pictures of small items for fleabay and for my blog but the images always look dark (I shoot at night at home) I bought a couple of mini photography lights and point them directly on the object now and the pictures are even worse. It s like the lights are too bright and the camera eye is closing... show more I m trying to take pictures of small items for fleabay and for my blog but the images always look dark (I shoot at night at home) I bought a couple of mini photography lights and point them directly on the object now and the pictures are even worse. It s like the lights are too bright and the camera eye is closing to stop too much light getting in. I ve got a Samsung S5.
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