Since Early December I have been offshore Gulf of Mexico. I took my camera and a few coins as I expected to have plenty of time to experiment. Resources onboard the vessel are a little limited especially when it comes to lights but I played with what I had. The one thing this playing has taught me is Lighting is the key. You can pretty much get by with a cheap low res camera but if you don't light your subject properly its not going to look good. Anyway here are some examples of the way different lighting set ups produce different results on the same coin.