We had a short class tonight with a few projects and a lot of discussion among the students. Some of my photos came out better than others and I spent a lot of time taking quite a few similar shots of the same item set up at different levels and at different angles. The center photo below is a photograph of clear plastic tableware sitting on a white background and taken with a polarizing filter. The filter actually turns the white background black and brings out the separated lights caused by the stress put in the plastic during the molding process.
I am an amateur photographer and I have been actively taking photographs most of my life. My primary camera is the Nikon D7100 with an 18-135 mm lens attached, but I'm also known to use other lenses as well as the camera on my iPhone 5.