Lens Reflections (product shots)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Paul Furman, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Paul Furman

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    I'm curious if folks have techniques to share for doing product shots
    with camera lenses. Different ways of handling the reflections. I
    created a flickr group (first one I have done) and assembled a nice set
    of examples:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/lens-reflections/
    -if nothing else it makes for good camera porn ;-)

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    Well, if it's for E-bay, I think the convention is for the
    photographer to strip down naked.
     
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    It would be possible to include a little mini-fisheye nude in the pic.

    ;-)

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    Paul Furman, Jul 13, 2009
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    Catchy. I saw several examples of umbrellas, some close & big I guess.

    ....had to google it: http://images.google.com/images?q=beauty+dish

    I have some leftover 4x8-foot flexible corrugated white plastic sheeting
    which can be bent into a dome tent and certain positions inside there
    will provide a clean outline of each element from the side... but then
    there's no colors :-(


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    Here's what I was talking about with the big softbox tent:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgehill/3718825451/in/set-72157621420863004/
    setup shot (how I took these lens reflection photos):
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgehill/3718826489/in/set-72157621420863004/

    Maybe way overkill but the large simple 'subject' for the reflection
    does a nice job of highlighting each piece of glass, stacked up neatly.
    It does lack that multi-color effect, I don't know why.


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    Paul Furman, Jul 14, 2009
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    Yes, that's the fun of it: the repetition in a multi-element lens
    reflection.

    I like the effects from large reflection subjects or placed close like a
    large umbrella placed pretty close to the lens. I'm suggesting that
    scene might also look good with the umbrellas set closer.

    'Catchy' refers to the complicated starburst texture of the umbrella.
    One of my favorites that came up on flickr shows big old divided window
    panes with a similarly rich pattern:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomodo/3226884157/in/pool-lens-reflections

    The donut eye reflections look odd to me, but maybe if I didn't
    Some suggestions could be included in the description. It's not
    intuitive what is possible through simple means, for example, it can be
    as simple as a big white sheet or board reflecting fill light from a
    single bare light bulb. Adjust distances of the light and reflector to
    change the effect.


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    This is a reflection of the white board:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgehill/3718825451/sizes/o/in/set-72157621420863004/
    -you can see the stripes from the corrugation and it's black outside the
    edges as you suggest.

    Maybe this is what you mean by internal reflections:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgehill/3719639380/in/set-72157621420863004/

    There are a few different effects possible, it's interesting to see them
    mixed where you get the internal reflections showing each piece of glass
    then some multi-color highlights and a glimpse of the iris peeking out
    below all that. Two out of three in this one:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enig02/3319442046/sizes/l/in/[email protected]/

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    Paul Furman, Jul 15, 2009
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    Yeah, it could mess up the general lighting for the camera bodies.

    Ack dust!! My life is way too dusty to do macros :-(
    -had to do some cloning...


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