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27th of May 2009 (Wed), 13:10
I am shooting some product and want to get some reflections. What would be the best thing to use for something like this? Right now I have been using an old piece of glass from a frame. Thanks for your help!!
30th of May 2009 (Sat), 21:47
one thing i've done is to make the reflection in PS, but that doesn't work for everything. :)
31st of May 2009 (Sun), 18:06
I bought a couple of pieces of reflective board recently that works really nicely. Just got it yesterday and took a couple of shots this evening but have not had a chance to upload them yet.
5th of June 2009 (Fri), 10:02
old piece of glass from a frame So, you want reflections over the image & not in the product?
If you want them in the product, then look at the knife & Browning threads here:
FAQ - Studio Lighting (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66140) to see how to put them in something that's shiny.
19th of June 2009 (Fri), 21:42
i just bought a shooting table it work great
i also have 3 light 150 watt each one and 2 softbox 1000 watt each one
check out my jobs under portfolio here
20th of June 2009 (Sat), 17:56
Nice shots Mauro! I like a lot of your jewlery shots especially. Are you using the 50 f2.5 on a lot of them? I'm guessing wide open as the depth of field is usually very narrow.
27th of June 2009 (Sat), 12:11
thank you glad you like mi pictures
yes i am using the 50mm
sometime with aperture 2.5 sometime 13
i shoot the glasses with aperture of 11 or 13 i don't remember
6th of May 2010 (Thu), 17:54
A piece of plexiglass of the appropriate size works well. Underneath it you can use black or white seamless, or any other color you desire. Using photoshop should be a last resort since creating the reflections is very time consuming if not nearly impossible except for anything with complex shapes.
Reflective poster board also works well and as a side benefit will give you some surface texture as well. Since the surface has texture as well, and you use that to show lighting effects such as adding a spot effect here. That can also be done with a product shooting table, but require another light source and would interfere with the product reflections.
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