I figured my chess set would make a great subject for some still-life photos. I actually really like how these turned out!
This is the first time that I went with the black background approach. In the background, I actually have a white backdrop. By keeping the shutter speed high and the strobe angled so it didn’t hit the backdrop, it actually appears to be black. I haven’t done this trick outdoors yet, but from my understanding you can actually do this in the middle of the daytime.