Re: Photographing Silverware

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Andy, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    "Frank ess" <> wrote in message
    news:h%HOa.118952$...
    >
    > "saprising" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > | I recall that in addition to the light tent some people use a matte
    > black paper with a hole just large enough
    > | for the camera lens on the front side of the light tent. Never tried
    > this myself.
    > | Mike
    > |
    >
    > I have one of those made of thick posterboard (I'll use foamcore for
    > the next one). It's black on one side and 18% gray on the other. It
    > keeps the camera and operator frome showing up when I use a copy stand
    > to photograph curled photos or other such things that must be held flat
    > while shooting. And you can't have too many "gray cards" around.
    >
    > I don't have any experience with such an arrangement in a light tent,
    > but every object in the environment is likely to become a feature of a
    > reflective subject. It may be worth your while to eliminate that black
    > (lens) speck from silverware. Or not.
    >
    > For my less-than-exacting requirements photographing model cars for
    > personal inventory and catalog, my arrangement almost always works
    > good: 32-inch translucent white reflector suspended about a foot above
    > the subject, in full daylight when I can manage it. An example: 1/43
    > scale (about 3 1/2-inch) Lotus XI
    > http://www.fototime.com/3A6F4578DD5A1BF/orig.jpg
    > (I think that's me just to the rear of the left headlamp cover)
    >
    > But nothing will work as good as a genuine light tent or dome and
    > meticulous care.
    >
    > Frank ess
    >
    >
    >

    Oh Frank You are not only a good writer but also a good photographer
    ..Congratulations. I will try Your technique today. Perhaps You would share
    Your other techniques too ?
    Andy, Jul 17, 2003
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