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Mar 03, 2008 01:50 |  #1

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Can you help me try and light this so the reflections do not show up I have tried doing it in a light tent but that did not seem to work. It is only the one that I am trying to light. The other two were add in photoshop.


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Mar 03, 2008 01:55 |  #2

Do you have a circular polarizer sorry for the spelling


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Mar 03, 2008 10:17 as a reply to  @ T.Hogan's post |  #3

Yes thanks for that I have been able to borrow one off of a mate. I will try it later.


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Mar 03, 2008 11:41 |  #4

Also, visit your local fabric shop and get some rip stop nylon (white), makes a great light diffuser. I keep a small piece in my camera bag to diffuse a direct flash.
You can also make your own diffusion panels - I have 2 of them one big and one small.


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Mar 03, 2008 13:57 |  #5

The problem is that you don't understand how to photograph glass. A light tent is just about the worst thing you could use, as it deprives you of edge definition. You need to put it against a lit white background, and have a dark border all around the background, just barely out of the camera's vision, to reflect in the edges of the glass. To get detail from the wood, you'll want to use a very large, rectangular light source from one side, so that it looks clean, not with all those reflections everywhere. Those two light sources need to be a great deal brighter than anything else in the room, to prevent the other stuff in your surroundings from reflecting in the glass.


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Mar 03, 2008 14:10 as a reply to  @ bieber's post |  #6

yes, that is where you use strips of black or grey paper on the sides to create a reflection and to show contour of the glass.


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Mar 03, 2008 20:38 |  #7

I try to just put my white background in front of a (preferably greatly) larger black background, although I should probably look into the strips, because I don't really have a readily available large black background...


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