Good Laminate to Bounce Light

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  1. hendersonphoto

    hendersonphoto TPF Noob!

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    My company is trying to figure out a good laminate for our tables to bounce light off of to shoot products on. (or something to that effect)

    Any idea where to start?
     
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    Anything with a flat white paint will do. Can buy 1/4 harboard masonite and paint it flat white (nice smooth surface). Or just cover any table with a white cloth (dull fabric, nothing shiny). White canvas works good.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The problem with a white surface is that when it gets scratched up, it will show.

    What about using a roll of white paper? It will work on any hard surface and you just roll out more when you need it. In photography we call it a seamless background.

    If you want it to be more reflective (give you a reflection of the product) then you could put a piece of clear plexi-glass or acrylic over it.

    Keep in mind that good product shots are more a result of good lighting, than the surface/background you are shooting on.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The Yellow Pages, for a pro product photographer? (or something to that effect)

    Are you the shooter?
     

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