In class yesterday, we were working with ratio (the difference between the true tone of a subject and it’s shadow side). Using a reflector, we filled in the shadow partially. In this case, I had a scrim in front of the hot light directly behind and slightly above the subject and had light bounce back onto the face of the clock.
Canon 30D + 17–85 IS. 1/20, f/6.3, ISO 200, f=85mm. Used a Lowel Omni Light with the barn doors wide open and a scrim in front of it. Relector was silver-color metal (maybe aluminum of some kind).
Big thanks to my “assistants” for this shot: Beth and Amanda.