Assignment Thirty Nine: Something Shiny

Assignment Number Thirty Nine
DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, BY SHOWTIME

Specifics:
A Photograph of something that is highly glossy or extremely shiny.

Oh, and it is to be shot on a matte surface or on some sort of background that is NOT reflective. An iPhone on a piece of old wood. A shiny compact on sand.

Think about it, and put your creative hats on.

We want to see the reflections controlled in that shiny object, and we want it to be very well presented off that non-shiny background.

Remember edges.
Remember shadows.
Keep the Specular Transition edge in mind and how do you envision the shadow transition working?

Even if at all.

Time to start pulling out all the stops on the creativity.

Flickr Forum page for images.

NOTE:
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Author: Don Giannatti

I have been a photographer, art director, creative director and designer for nearly 40 years. The experience both behind the camera and behind the desk hiring photographers has given me a unique set of tools for working with photographers. Project 52 grew out of a frustration with the boards and forums that seem to be more about personalities than the actual work of being a commercial photographer. I am not famous, and I have no aspirations to be... but I know what the hell I am talking about.

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