This method could be also used to make super macro photography and other purposes where You couldn't make one perfect shot, but from 3-5-10 or more pictures you could make the optimal picture.
In this case I had made a photo from a crystalline solid at the bottom of a breaker at the lab where I work. The was also no light for an optimal photo, so I had to use this little trick to make this photo:
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Step 1: What You will need:
The easy lightening setup could be made up simply from a flashlight or a strobe or anything what is not a candle and it makes some light.
And the most important: something to make the picture from. It is preferred to use something what doesn't moves.