Hiya folks, im needing some help.
I recently inherited a beer can collection. Strange? Nah, they are all too cool! From the 40's, 50's and on. Some really neat old cans. Most are 60's and 70's but all in all 150 of them.
I washed them all up, hooked them together to stand them up in rows of ten and im trying to recreate a poster many of us have seen called "Beers of the world." only of course im using my grandpas old can collection.
Heres the deal, I have 3 strobes....
All are Alien Bee units...
1- b400 with a 20 degree honeycomb grate on it.
1- b800 with a shoot through metallic lined umbrella
1- b800 with large rectangular softbox.
Shooting this with a Canon 20d and either my Tamron XR DI 28-75 or my Canon f4 70-200 L.
SO! I want to make this as nice as possible so that I can make large print copies for the grandkids that didnt get the collection but wanted it and other family members.
Problems so far have been in stacking the cans and keeping them tight together so that you have no see through points. Tried water to weight them down, no luck, ended up taping the bottoms together but its not perfect yet. "this is all minor though and prop work/subject work anyhow."
The real issue I need help with on this is in the actual lighting. I want to get that flat finished/poster look. Instead, I am getting major glare and reflection issues off the aluminum cans and dark spots near the edges of the photos when I crank down the 800's to compinsate for the glares.
One other factor you may want to know about is I am doing this in the living room of my apartment so space is definately limited. Can barely move around in here right now LOL>
So, any of you folks that have had similar issues with varried subject matter and solved it, I would appreciate some tips and input. Thanks! Jeff