I’ve been mostly working on various colors of paper, plexiglass, or slate backgrounds. I decided I needed something different, so I purchased a black reflective base. After some research, a deep black porcelain was chosen. It does produce nice reflections, but can easily scratch, and also shows the dust if not cleaned thoroughly. The photos included are practice images with a new Buck folding knife. One of the drawbacks with this surface is that great care is needed in the placement of the light(s) and any reflectors, as they can be readily seen in the surface depending on the angle. So the light placement is now not only crucial for the highlights on the product, but also must be watched for unwanted reflections on the porcelain.