How to photogragh golf clubs???

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  1. diamondtourgolf

    diamondtourgolf TPF Noob!

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    I recently took on the the task of photographing all of the new golf club heads for our website. We are a golf club component wholesaler.

    My main question: What is the best way to photograph the clubs heads that are chrome and reflective?

    I have rather expensive studio lights, a light tent, and a Canon Rebel Xsi camera w/the 18-55mm auto focus lens.

    Are there any shooting angles or lighting techniques that will help give me the most accurate depiction of the club while cutting down on the shadows and dark spots that show up in the reflective surface?

    I am rather proficient with photoshop. Is there any techniques I can be utilizing to help my product photos turn out better?

    Any and all suggestions appreciated>

    Thanks,
    DTG
     
  2. o hey tyler

    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Circular polarizer might help cut down on the glare.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    You need the book

    Light: Science and Magic An Introduction To Photographic Lighting, by Hunter, Biver, Faqua.

    It's entirely about angles. Have you ever shot pool?
     
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    diamondtourgolf TPF Noob!

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    Thanks KhM, I'll check that out.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    My pleasure diamondtuorgoof. :thumbup: Photograph It's a worthy tome for any photographer's technical library.
     

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