Photos you can take at home and still stunning.

Here are results of some more experiments that I did.

Setup:

1. 100 Watt Light Bulb

2. One Bowl/Plate/Cup (whatever you wish)

3. Camera (Nikon D5000)

4. Some balls (These balls come in very small size and you need to keep them in water. Once kept in water for 10-15 days they become 20-30 times of their original size. Sorry, I don\’t know the name as they were gifted to me. In India it is quite easy to find, not sure about other countries).

And the results with the details:

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File name : DSC_0558.JPG
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D5000
Exposure time : 1/200 s
Aperture : F4.8
Exposure bias : 0 EV
Flash : No flash
Flash bias :
Focal length : 32.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 48.0 mm)
Subject distance:
ISO speed : 500
Exposure mode : Manual
Metering mode : Multi-segment
Macro mode :
Image quality : FINE

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File name       : DSC_0560.JPG
Camera make     : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model    : NIKON D5000
Exposure time   : 1/200 s
Aperture        : F5.6

Exposure bias   : 0 EV
Flash           : No flash
Focal length    : 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 82.0 mm)
ISO speed       : 500
Exposure mode   : Manual
Metering mode   : Multi-segment
Macro mode      :
Image quality   : FINE

\"DSC_0696

File name       : DSC_0696.JPG
Camera make     : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model    : NIKON D5000
Exposure time   : 1/30 s
Aperture        : F25

Exposure bias   : 0 EV
Flash           : No flash
Flash bias      :
Focal length    : 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 82.0 mm)
Subject distance:
ISO speed       : 6400
Exposure mode   : Manual
Metering mode   : Spot

There are couple of things you need to take care of in this:

1) Do not use flash. It reflects too badly as the surface of the balls are too shiny. Since you cannot use flash so you need to adjust the ISO so that you get the correct exposure :). You might have to try a few times to get this correct.

2) Do not go too near to the balls, as it might introduce blurring effect.

3) Be innovative in thinking how you can make the photos stand out.

4) Finally you can edit the photos in GIMP to make them look better. (Although I did not do that the ones above.)

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