How to photograph fabric's

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by tkwallach, May 4, 2004.

  1. tkwallach

    tkwallach TPF Noob!

    May 4, 2004
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    Can someone please give me some advice on the best method of photographing fabrics close up?

    I have a online store that sells tailor made suits and I need to take shots of the available fabric types. I have tried a few different techniques but have found it difficult to achieve accurate color with my Canon Pawershot A80 camera.

    I think lightling is my main problem.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!



  2. Galaxy_Stranger

    Galaxy_Stranger TPF Noob!

    Apr 21, 2004
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    You're biggest problem is getting the detail, right? All your shots look to flat?

    Don't know how much money you're willing to invest, but you would need a larger light source or two and try to side-light the subject. If you look at bridal books - many of the shots are low-key and side-lit because the white dresses bleach out and loose the detail super-easy.

    Since you're shooting digitally, you could try using a couple tungsten bulbs with some sort of diffusion. The shots will come out real warm, but you can color correct them in the camera or after the fact.

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