This exercise was very frustrating. Purely because the tracing/baking paper had a mind of its own and was determined to photobomb every shot. Initially I photographed the mirrored trinket box.
As you can see the reflection of the camera is distracting and it lacks contrast.
I battled with the cone but couldn’t get it large enough so it was hidden. That’s why it appears in the photo. But shining the light through the paper creates a very effective smooth finish, almost like a slow shutter. Of course the reflection is still there but as it says you can’t always hide that. I could edit it in post production of course but would prefer to get it right in camera.
Adding the cone though creates a much brighter shiner effect, the writing around the coin is more pronounced and clearer.