The time of year when kids all across America have or will soon start back in school. With each new school year, the kids seem to bring home more and more awards. What are you going to do with all of this stuff? The answer is simple, photograph it! Then save the memories behind the hardware. Whenever possible, reduce the amount of stuff your darlings collect and keep only the ones with the most meaning.
The above medal was draped over white fabric and stationed next to an open window. No additional lights were used. I also didn't use a flash. Get close, switch on your macro focus feature and snap a few photos.
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