sugar_babygirli wrote in post #3377743
I am making a graphic book to advertise sunglasses. All of the photos have the models standing in front of solid black backdrops. I wanted to show photos of the different sunglass styles in the back of the book and keep the same "look" as the other photos matching the black backdrop.
The only thing I have come up with so far is taking my photo and then using the eliptical lasso tool in photoshop, selecting the border and making that pure black so at least it will blend a little better.
I guess black on black doesn't mix well
The problem is that you can't really shoot a product, or anything, where the primary item matches the colour of the background because basic colour understanding, they blend. A black cat in soot disappears apart from its eyes and highlights from the fur. What you need are reflections and highlights.
Is the frame shiny enough to reflect the light? You can reflect off the glass so not a problem. If it is not shiny enough then make it shiny. Try hair spray or gel or vaseline that will add a sheen.
Use more than one light source to add more than one directional light. Also use some diffused light (a torch with A4 paper in front) which will light more of the shiny bits.
What you want the camera to capture are all the highlights which should then define the product more, but of course, the highlights will be grey to white and so you may not be able to see the dark edges.
ALTERNATIVELY: To fake it, get some dark grey - gunmetal glasses of the same style Alternatively, shoot it on white background, cut it out and put it on your own black background.
Try searching here for a "home made lightbox" and try it with a black paper/card instead of white.