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Post by hsandler » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:22 pm

So I found these unique glasses at a thrift store and thought they would make a subject for still life. I aimed an umbrella at the background. What bothers me is the seam between the white base and the background paper, the uneven background illumination and the shadows of the glass stems cast in the foreground. I shot this with Fuji Provia slide film, and in some shots, the colour coming through the glass is blown out. Maybe I should have used colour negative film. Glassware is tough!

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Post by TomCofer » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:54 pm

Hey Howard,
Interesting glasses and nice shot.

Bobby posted a couple of tutorials here that may help you get closer to what you wanted:

"Lighting The Pure White Background" by Bobby Deal:

"How To Create A Perfect White Background - Video Tutorial" by Bobby Deal:
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Post by mikec » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:17 pm

Agree with you about the seem but the rest of the photo looks pretty good to me. Gonna have to look at those videos as I imagine they would also apply to portraits.

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