I've been trying Rhino 3D for a day, and followed a tutorial for the glass, then added background, lights and a magazine model. Used a simple plane for the table, default material and voilá!
It's very easy, I'm enjoying it. I've tried a few softwares (i'm trying to find one suitable for game modelling) and while Rhino may not be what I'm looking for (i'm guessing it's not its main purpose), for rendering it's great. And simple enough!