Was given the opportunity to photograph the James Madison Medallion yesterday. This is something the president wears during commencement activities. I'm sure it has a rich history and is super old. That just makes it that much better of a subject.
As I've stated before, I'm not really a product photographer. There really isn't that much to say about the shot. It's just one light, softened by an octagonal softbox. The only 'trick' is to place the light accordingly so it adds depth and definition to the texture of the medallion. I guess another is to 'shoot up' on the object as opposed to head-on or down.
Oh, and be sure to use the spot correction feature in Lightroom, that helps ;)