I have way too many interests and they include: Photography, My 2014 Mustang, Military History, Strategy Games, Computer Devices, Science Fiction, Movie Buff, Bad Science Fiction Movies of all types, Military Strategy Game Collector, Nikon Film Camera Collector, WWI 1/144 scale Plane collector, Wings of Glory and more... :). Nikon NPS Member. Professional Photographer.
Experimentation is definitely the next step. I actually tried a few things while shooting this. I found that I could change the size of the reflections on either side of the glass by moving my soft-boxes in and out. Light is absolutely fascinating.
Isn't it though! Some photographers manage to exploit light brilliantly. If makes you drool when you understand it, but can't quite get there!
I think the most successful photographers understand light and then shape a look that defines their style.
So cool, looks like a great program! Thanks for sharing.
I used to love Flight Simulators, spent some time many, many years ago with the Microsoft Flight simulator. It was OK, I just found it to complicated to really get into and very little reward.
I later got into a World War I shoot which I just loved and they company went out of business eventually. I tried a jet fighter simulator, didn't like the feel and one other won before I gave up on them. Eventually, I moved to first person shooters on Playstation until I weened my self completely from this type of gaming, mostly due to lack of time.
Non of these compare to the detail you show above, very impressive.