Need help shooting a holographic labelled product..

Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by adamc, May 25, 2008.

  1. adamc

    adamc TPF Noob!

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    I can't post attachements here..

    however, shooting a nutritional product.. but the labels are Blue rainbow holographic.. i'm having a hard time! lol

    using a canon eos 40d....

    i have a softbox etc.. but when i shoot the product it reflects the white on the inside of the box onto the label..

    any suggestions??
     
  2. Atropine

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    Have you tried a CPL? That should help you control some of the reflections.
     
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    no i haven't.. what is a CPL??
     
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    A circular polarizing filter. It will help you sort out reflections in certain angles (by twisting its front part). Perform a search on the forum and you will find tons of information. But if the holographic material is metal it will probably not do any good since some claim that it won't work on reflections from metal. Don't know why.
     
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    CPL's are only necessary if you're auto-focusing. You could just as easily get away with a cheaper linear polarizer if you need a quick fix and are focusing manually.
     
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    i suggest prayer mostly because i have no advice but i talk alot so here i am
     

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