Mike started a thread ("Four glasses on a shelf") on Dec 23. In one of his shots he used a mirror. Since I have been playing around with a mirror and with low key shots lately thought I would post this for you to consider.
I wanted to use a mirror to get a reflected image, but did not want the light (from flash) reflecting off the mirror - I wanted a black look. I came up with the idea of suspending a black cloth above the mirror, and then positioning my light (one light set up) as I wanted. Had my ISO on 50 and shutter at 250 - manual power at around 100 so flash was minimal. Here is what I came up with. What do you think?
I really like this idea, because you can totally change the look of your background by suspending a different surface above the mirror.