Here is one of the first with a little info on what the sweet is.
Absolutely enjoyed shooting this and lots more coming.
Camera - Canon 80D
Lens - Canon 60 mm Macro
Lights - Godox AD200 with Transmitter
Light Modifier - Godox Octa 80 cm & 1.5 m 5 in 1 Diffuser
Background: High Res images printed onto 3 mm Foam/Forex Boards
I wanted this to be a bright scene but i was not sure if the items would look nice under the bright light. I decided to give it a try and lo and behold it worked.
It did work but i was not fully satisfied with the quality of the light. It looked a bit flat and it didn't have the spread i required. So that's where the diffusion came in, which helped to spread the light a bit more and gave me the softness which i wanted.
This shot was almost close but again, it was not quite there yet.
So, i added a reflector (image above) for just a little bit of fill on the right side and finally ended up with the image below. Exactly what i wanted.
I make the final set of edits in Lightroom along with a curves adjustment & cloning cleanup in Photoshop for the final image you see on the top.