Posts tagged “Table Top photography

Texture

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Here I have mixed a smooth surfaced object with a textured background. Depending on the shooting angle, backgrounds can be a little challenging and need special attention.


Backlit Glass

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Backlighting glass is one of the ways of avoiding problematic reflections. Glass is interesting to work with given the various shapes and sizes available.

 


Common Things

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Shooting things around the house may look easy but shiny surfaces, angles of light, types of lighting are all a little complicated to solve. The many tutorials on line help, but in the end, I think table top lighting has an interesting and fun learning curve.


This is as close

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This was as close as I will ever get to Czar Nicholas II and frankly he’s not in such great shape. Reflection was created with a black acrylic sheet under the coin. The coin was held steady by some wax.


Reflection No.1 (Two photographs)

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Normally when I talk about reflections it’s about a bird on the water, but it’s a bit too cold for that now. So a scotch tasting glass made for an interesting subject. Even alone the glass looked great, but stacked on top of another similar glass you would think that a mirror was causing the effect.


Cufflink

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In the studio as out in nature a good background is important. Old scarves, coloured paper, out of focus furniture etc. etc. can be made to work.