Need lighting advice

Audrey W

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Aug 25, 2010
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North Carolina
Hi! I'm a newbie to product photography and hoping to get some advice from all you experts out there. I am trying to shoot flooring (hardwood, tile, carpet, etc.) for a website. The images will be used in a 3d app, so have to have no reflections or hot spots. I'm just not sure how to best control the lighting for this. Any suggestions?
3.5x6 foot PVC pipe frames fitted with tight, translucent rip-stop nylon diffusion screens would be good light sources, as would flat-faced softboxes. The angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.

This sounds like you might want to consult a real professional photographer.
Thanks, Derrell! I've thought about contacting a pro, but have no idea who does this kind of thing in our area. I'll try the softbox....thank you so much.

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