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10-03-2007, 01:02 PM #1
Need help fast! Shooting Product shots with shiny metallic?
So tomorrow i have to do a quick shoot of women's handbags for my sister with my new D40. The problem is that her bags are very shiny metallic. When shooting them in normal light they come out super funky so i'm thinking of making a sort of "light tent" like the one i attached. I don't have a strobe or any real lighting so i was hoping to just use office lamps etc to cast light through the white of the tent.
Any advice would be a huge help especially on techniques shooting shiny materials like patent leather and metallic leather.
10-03-2007, 01:05 PM #2
Forgot to attach......here is what i'm thinking of building for it.....
10-03-2007, 02:13 PM #3
Check this out: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html.
I built one in about 25 minutes. Use a couple of desk lamps for even lighting. Looks like the above will work too.
Look around on Strobist for some ideas. Search their discussion board. I know they have shot shiny things like silverware for an assignment.
10-03-2007, 03:08 PM #4
Junker thanks for those links - definitely some real helpful stuff
Looks like i should be able to create a mini studio with some boxes, white poster board and desk lamps........should be interesting
10-03-2007, 03:28 PM #5
You can buy those clamp lights at any Hardware store. Get 100W bulbs, add one to the top as well, and have at it.you can also cover most of the front of that box, light that side as well, and shoot through a slit. This will cut down on any specular highlights caused by other non-soft sources of light in the room. It will also make your image rather flat, so be sure to shoot your product at a 3/4 profile - never perpendicular or parallel to the film (sensor) plane.
10-03-2007, 05:30 PM #6
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