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The Best Way To Photograph Chrome?


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#1 Guest_Joanne_*

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 10:34 PM

Help!!!
I need some assistance! What is the best way to photograph chrome. I need to photograph a bunch of car parts for a catalog. We set up a white cloth makeshift box... but there has to be another way....
HELP!

#2 JBeam

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 10:13 AM

A shooting tent (umbrella's will work too) with two lights, no flash and a dark (non reflective) background.

Now just play with the positioning of the lights. The idea is to have no direct (or harsh) light hitting the chrome but still have enough light that you do not get ugly shadows.

I take a lot of pictures of paintball guns. Most of these have nickel and chrome parts. Nothing looks worse than someone taking a picture of their paint gun with a flash or in direct light.



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