Heh, I almost forgot about these. Might as well share!
I'm a photographer now. What do you think of my pics? be honest.
Ok, so they're not art. But they were good practice. I did these as a 3D lighting exercise during my final month at Ringling. There's a fake cup in both of them, in case you couldn't tell (hopefully). Here are the original photos:
Step-by-step, for the curious (used Maya, Renderman, Nuke):