Great light that defines the texture, shine and shape. I realize that you didn't ask for critique, but if you get rid of the many dots in the tabletop and background and take those areas to total black, you will elevate the image to an entirely new level.
I’m guessing the f/16 aperture combined with a dirty sensor? Happens to me all the time when I’m shooting LE sunsets, I clamp down as far as I can go sometimes and boy oh boy you really tell how dirty your gear is then!! HahahYes, that would have been easy. What created the spots?
What created the spots?
That's not my guess for two reasons: The spots are so precisely defined that I've never seen spots like that created by stuff on my sensor. He mentioned that he got rid of about 100 spots and I don't believe his sensor was so dirty that it created that many spots.I’m guessing the f/16 aperture combined with a dirty sensor?
I use glossy, black, opaque plexiglass for photos made in this style. Though it's understandable that I get a lot of dust in the environment of my makeshift studio (it's a storage room), I don't think I would ever be able to eliminate all the dust even in a better situation.Just tiny dust specs Mike on a black ceramic tile that I use for shots like this. I thought I had blown them all off.
The problem with the plexiglass is that I can't imagine anything scratching easier. Don't ever move an object across it; relocate the object by lifting it from the surface and setting it down in the new location. I use one side of the plexiglass for a few years, then the other side, and then I buy a new piece.I did consider getting some plexiglass
The characteristic to be aware of with plain glass and regular mirrors is that they produce a double reflection. There is a very expensive kind of mirror whose name escapes me that produces the same single reflection that plexiglass produces. Another issue with plain glass is that it has a green cast; the thicker the glass, the more the green cast.have you ever tried black cloth under plain glass?
What is this kind of brush typically used to clean? Or maybe it's used for a purpose other than cleaning?