This typically is done in dark settings and was something I could try in my home when the February 2021 weather was so uncooperative. Here I took a Peace Lily and placed on a table in a darkened room then "painted" it with a dim flashlight over a period of several seconds to make it visible and achieve the desired affect. Had I used a camera flash everything would have been lit and had a completely different look. This produced and almost 'stage' like appearance.
Finally to incorporate my sunset theme I went out on the one decent day we had and stood on a bridge overlooking Interstate 81 facing the west and set up for a long exposure trying to capture the late day sky above and the head lights and tail lights of the traffic below. The one thing I did not consider was there might not be much traffic on that Sunday during the "big game". Not to be beaten, I took the first six photos and stacked them to create the seventh. The last two were on a different day looking in the other direction, with more traffic they turned out fine.