Hi, I received a great deal of help on my last post (thanks to all responded!). Since then I have taken two more batches of 4x5 photos. I did pretty bad on the 1st batch with only 3/8 being decent and the rest operator mistakes leading to blown out exposures. I know what I did wrong and learned from it. My next batch I was 8/8 - glad I didn't give up. So I think its time for a critique and I also some questions to keep me moving. Critique Request: I tried an example studio product shot (below). I could really use feedback both from a general photography perspective and especially from a Large Format film and camera point of view. If a scenario helps any for this shot, lets say a hypothetical client wanted to make large posters (say 5ft tall) and they requested 4x5 B&W negatives with this general composition. Photo Details: Calumet 4x5, Schneider 210mm lens @ f22 near max bellows extension, Ilford HP5 developed by a lab and using 2 fixed LED lights so I could see what I was doing. A link to a larger version (about 5MB): http://www.amazonbeach.com/PhotoVideo/PhotoNetSubmissions/LF_SCAN_0011_half_res.jpg Self Critique (In Order) Use pristine products (too many pits, blemishes, etc - lots of PS work to correct) Lighting (should be #1 but bad samples will still be very obvious) B&W Tonality (this should be really, really luscious and isn't there) Sharpness (the high resolution scan seems to lack sharpness) Place products on a more reflective surface (like glass) Try to bring out more of the small bottles reflection on the larger bottle. Composition (sure - what the "hypothetical" client wanted but kinda boring) Backdrop (I just had a thin sheet of dark paper, need something more uniform) And Some Questions If You Don't Mind: What film and developer would you use for this type of shot? The perfume bottle is dark blue with a gold top and gold label. The cologne bottle is black with a dark gray top and white writing. What lens would you use? If the hypothetical client said to try some other similar compositions where would you place the two bottles and what lens movements would you use? I've worked some with lighting (up to 4 lights) but any advice would be appreciated.