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taking pics of shiny objects with the glare????????

by skydvr / September 25, 2004 4:45 AM PDT

I am an artist and paint on gourds. Each gourd is then protected with several coats of a high gloss sealer. I need photos of them for the web but can't seem to get them for the glare. I have tried different angles, side lighting, etc. So far nothing works and the glare blocks out a lot of the details. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. I am using a Canon Optura 10 Digital Video Camcorder which takes GREAT pictures. But I am new to photography. Need help now. Thanks

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Try a polarizing filter.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 25, 2004 6:45 AM PDT

If you don't have such a filter, cheat with a test run by using your Polaraid equipped sunglasses.

Also "glare" is a direct effect of lighting. You need more diffusion on the light source.


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Re: Try a polarizing filter.
by skydvr / September 25, 2004 10:33 AM PDT

Thanks, I will try that

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Make sure you don't use a flash. Digital cameras can
by Kiddpeat / September 25, 2004 10:02 AM PDT

work in much lower light levels than film. Be sure to use a tripod so the picture doesn't smear. Be sure the white point is properly set. Bring the picture into a photo editing program, and reduce or eliminate the 'shinyness'.

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Re: Make sure you don't use a flash. Digital cameras can
by skydvr / September 25, 2004 11:38 AM PDT

Thank you, I will try that. I have been using the flash in low light.

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