Removing glare when photographing plastic

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  1. sakamano

    sakamano TPF Noob!

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    I'm trying to photograph some items wrapped in plastic. Whether I use
    flash or ambient light, I can't seem to get rid of the reflection. Any hints or tips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DScience

    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yea, you need some good quality light. IE, off camera strobes, umbrellas, softboxes...things that will soften the light, and prevent harsh shadows/reflections.
     
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    Bounce the light so that it's not hitting the subject and coming straight back into the lens of the camera. Play with the angles. Also, you might try a polarizing filter to get rid of the glare.
     
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    Take the plastic off...... just a thought
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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

    This is a reference book that every photographer should have handy.
     
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    No flash use light from an open window, not direct sun.
     
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    Seconded! :thumbup:

    It's not just a reference, either. If you put some time in with it and some lights, you will learn a great deal.
     

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