Seattle Central Creative Academy: Photography Assignment (High Reflectivity)

On this next assignment we were asked to control the highlights on a highly reflective subject with the use of one strobe.  I chose a simple brass cuff with Native American symbology carved into the surface.  Using one strobe camera left raised to a 45 degree angle with a gold reflector directly beneath the floating cuff, I sought to create an image representing a National Geographic artifact found at an archaeological dig.

Location: Home Studios, Bainbridge Island, WA

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

100mm, 1/60 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100, tripod mount.

Post: Adobe LR3 & PS5


  1. Nice. I a like all of the negative space.

  2. Ian Burgess Photography says:

    Mission accomplished I’d say. Not as easy as it looks either – I like how black the background is…

  3. i love your style of photography.
    i enjoy your blog lots & have nominated your for the Versatile Blogger Award. See for details.

  4. Todd Materazzi Photography says:

    Having that object float in mid-air – in this photograph – is amazing! The black background is great!

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