Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Glamour & Nude Talk
Thread started 02 Aug 2017 (Wednesday) 13:44
Prev/next

Frosted Plexiglass?

 
CHillyDoggy
Goldmember
CHillyDoggy's Avatar
1,198 posts
Joined Apr 2011
St. Augustine, FL
Post has been last edited 3 months ago by CHillyDoggy. 3 edits done in total.
Aug 02, 2017 13:44 |  #1

https://thumb9.shutter​stock.com ...r-and-hands-288158516.jpg (external link)

http://images.freeimag​es.com ...blurred-glass-one-han.jpg (external link)

I'm looking to try this sort of shot... wondering what anyone has used and liked. I've looked into frosted plexiglass, it gets kinda pricey but that might just be the cost of doing it. Guessing I'd need at least 6 feet tall by 4 feet. What thickness do you think I'd need? Anyone had any luck and can offer advice?

Thanks!


Craig Hill Photography (external link) / Craig Hill Photography on Facebook (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
Dan ­ Marchant
Goldmember
Dan Marchant's Avatar
Joined Oct 2011
Where I'm from is unimportant, it's where I'm going that counts.
Aug 02, 2017 22:12 |  #2

That first image looks far more like sheer material, not plexiglass. There are ripples in the surface.


Dan Marchant
Website/blog: danmarchant.com (external link)
Instagram: @dan_marchant (external link)
Gear Canon 5DIII + Fuji X-T2 + lenses + a plastic widget I found in the camera box.

LOG IN TO REPLY
CHillyDoggy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
CHillyDoggy's Avatar
1,198 posts
Joined Apr 2011
St. Augustine, FL
Aug 03, 2017 12:43 as a reply to Dan Marchant's post |  #3

Oh yeah, I think you are right... I think I thought that was some garment behind the glass.

OK, I'm aiming more for the second one if anyone has any info. :)


Craig Hill Photography (external link) / Craig Hill Photography on Facebook (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
CHillyDoggy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
CHillyDoggy's Avatar
1,198 posts
Joined Apr 2011
St. Augustine, FL
Aug 03, 2017 12:45 |  #4

Changed the first one to another like what I'm after. :)


Craig Hill Photography (external link) / Craig Hill Photography on Facebook (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
nathancarter
Cream of the Crop
Joined Dec 2010
Post has been last edited 3 months ago by nathancarter. 2 edits done in total.
Aug 03, 2017 12:48 |  #5

I agree that a sheer fabric will be an inexpensive first try - test with a clothed pal or a mannequin at first. For the look you're going for, stretch it over a frame, backdrop stands, or autopoles.

Failing that, look for a plastics supplier in your area and buy locally, 1/8"-thickness material will probably be fine - though to keep it vertical you'll need a support frame, or maybe some way to hang it from a ceiling or crossbar.

I used these guys for 4x8' sheets of clear and gloss-black acrylic, can't remember what I paid but I think it was around $40 for the clear and $50 for the gloss-black. If you live in a medium-large town there's certainly someplace similar near you.
http://www.plasticsame​rica.com/ (external link)


http://www.avidchick.c​om (external link) for business stuff
http://www.facebook.co​m/VictorVoyeur (external link) for fun stuff

LOG IN TO REPLY
Littlejon ­ Dsgn
Goldmember
3,187 posts
Joined Feb 2012
Sandy, Oregon
Aug 05, 2017 15:37 |  #6

Go with a thin material, it will be lighter and easier to get light through it. Then just build a 1x1 frame from cheap lumber at Home Depot to support it. Look for local plastic suppliers, you might even try some large sign shops in your area. You can also get a clear material and get a fine grit sand paper and use an electric sander to "frost" it your self. Not sure what the price difference is for a full sheet. It might also be cheaper to get a full sheet vs having the supplier cut it, most of that stuff comes in 4'x8' sheets like plywood.




LOG IN TO REPLY
paulymaccc
Member
30 posts
Joined Mar 2008
Pinedale, MS
Aug 12, 2017 12:07 |  #7

I helped with a stage design a few years ago where we used white craft paper taped to clear plexi for that kind of look. Might be worth a shot. Seems to me we got plotter paper from an architect friend.


Trying to find the time to take photos, oh what a world!!!

Gear List
Canon XTI, Canon 5D Classic, Canon 50D, 24-70L 2.8, 70-200L 2.8, 85mm 1.8, 100mm Macro 2.8, 50mm 1.8, 75-300 4.5/5.6

LOG IN TO REPLY
lifthard2001
Member
Joined Jan 2016
Aug 25, 2017 12:01 |  #8

I have use cheap plastic drop cloths just make sure you get the real thin ones




LOG IN TO REPLY
CyberDyneSystems
Admin (type T-2000)
CyberDyneSystems's Avatar
47,710 posts
Gallery: 78 photos
Joined Apr 2003
Rhode Island USA
Aug 25, 2017 12:46 |  #9

You can buy (at home depot even) an aerosol spray to frost plexi glass. We use it all the time in Theatre. There are a few different types for different kind of frost.

http://www.homedepot.c​om ...y-Paint-1903830/100195608 (external link)
https://www.lowes.com ...ZVXnAQnP3FmcaAu39EA​Lw_wcB (external link)


GEAR LIST
CDS' HOT LINKS
Jake Hegnauer Photography (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
Chet
For $20, I'll be your friend.
Chet's Avatar
41,622 posts
Gallery: 89 photos
Joined Sep 2007
Aug 25, 2017 12:53 |  #10

CHillyDoggy wrote in post #18418376 (external link)
OK, I'm aiming more for the second one if anyone has any info. :)

If you need a hand model, I'm your man. (unless it's a dude shot)


Curator of the Bob's Pickle Emporium experience. -As always, One location to serve you better!
~Feel good today and donate to this great forum~ LINK
My Gear List

LOG IN TO REPLY

987 views & 1 like for this thread
Frosted Plexiglass?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Glamour & Nude Talk

Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.0011 for 6 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.03s
Latest registered member is comayjo
974 guests, 505 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016