Hi, I haven't posted in this forum for a while but with the cold, wet weather outside lately, I dug out my light tent and decided to do some indoor photography. The subject to hand was this nautilus shell that I actually bought my wife for Christmas. She loves quirky things like this, and I recognised it as a good photo subject in the shop, so partly a present to myself
I placed the shell in the light tent with a black backdrop, and lit from both sides with two studio flashes, and a front reflector. For the vertical picture, I positioned one flash towards the back so that some light passed through the opaque shell. Despite using the tent, it was quite difficult to avoid hot-spots on the reflective surface of the shell.
Nikon D700 with 105VR, 1/125s, f/36, ISO 200, tripod mounted, mirror lock-up.