time for a new background?

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  1. Rhys

    Rhys TPF Noob!

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    I've been using black foam as a background. It looks as though I'm getting too many reflections from the granular structure of the foam. What do you think?

    I post processed the file from RAW using DPP. Equipment used:

    Hyperdrive HD80 - to stand the bowl on.
    Black foam from Michaels.
    Canon 17-85 IS
    Canon XT
    Ebay light tent (15" square).
    Sunlight - I took the photo outside on my patio.

    I zipped the tent closed around the lens to avoid reflections.

    It looks to me as though I need several things:
    1. A black card instead of the white end on the tent (so that there's no diffused light hitting the front of the subject.
    2. A finer grained background.

    What do you think?
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    a black fabric might work better. im not to sure though, just trying to help out :)
     
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    That's the problem. The black isn't quite black enough.
     
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    Yeah looks a little grey and you can see lots of dust spots. I like the pretty red glass though.
     
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    Rhys TPF Noob!

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    Yes. It is a nice piece of glass. I believe including postage it came to about $5 from ebay!
     

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