Suggestions wanted for photograph

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Tovey Family, Sep 24, 2003.

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    Tovey Family Guest

    I'm trying to photograph a series of glass trophies. Mostly clear, some
    minimal overlays of coloured glass, and writing etched into the surface of
    the glass. The whole thing is probably 80% clear.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to photograph these?.
    Some test photos I took didn't bring out the writing properly, and looked
    very flat. Plus, the glass surface doesn't "take" very well.

    I've got a variety of filters, and the capacity to set up some fairly basic
    lighting set ups.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    Dylan Tovey
    Tovey Family, Sep 24, 2003
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    Derek Guest

    Redwing Lighting Cocoon, made by Bowens.

    The small one starts at about $125, medium size about $200
    Derek, Sep 24, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    Try placing a large piece of black cardboard on one side close to the
    glass but out of frame.. this will show up as a "shadow" on the glass
    giving it body and shape.
    Brenton, Sep 24, 2003
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