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reflections of camera in macros
« on: 05 / February / 2008, 02:17:27 »
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I know this is off topic, but does any one know how to avoid this problem?http://picasaweb.google.com/ke7doy/Ebay/photo#5163020988134647522
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Re: reflections of camera in macros
« Reply #1 on: 05 / February / 2008, 05:19:06 »

You can use a window shade (soft curtain?... I don't know the proper name in english)

or

you can get a light tent from ebay, arround $20USD

or

you can make the light tent yourself, all you need is a cardboard box and white paper. A much better design http://filebox.vt.edu/users/kmckevin/itma_kevin/projrep/lightbox.swf

have fun

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Re: reflections of camera in macros
« Reply #2 on: 05 / February / 2008, 05:47:38 »
Maybe these links could help.
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html
http://www.bmpt1.com/

In general, it is better to use diffused lightning and isolate the camera by sheet of paper with the hole for lenses.
For example, you could make a paper cylinder, put your object inside of it, set a lightning outside and shoot throught a hole. Like this:
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Re: reflections of camera in macros
« Reply #3 on: 05 / February / 2008, 08:11:37 »
maybe a polarization filter will help? if it's not a metallic object, of course.


Re: reflections of camera in macros
« Reply #4 on: 06 / February / 2008, 12:21:05 »
Thanks for the ideas.  I guess my intuition had me on the right track, as this was taken in a darkened room with only the indirect light that was reflected on to the subject from the walls of a styrofoam box.  Crude experiments on focusing through a pin hole have so far failed, so I am trying to build a stable setup that will allow me to adjust the 'reflection shield' into posisition after composing the shot.

 

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