Here is a question, how do you get the background so black? Do you edit out the background, or is the the above tank flash?
Also, can I have your camera and/or camera skillz?
I do add a little contrast, but its mostly from the off camera flash being above the tank. I used matte black paint for the background as well, since I didn't want any reflections from the flash going off...
The camera isnt so important, I could take the same pics with a D90, as far as the skills, depends how much to airmail myself to Washington