The Right Way to Photograph Reflective Subjects
If you have ever set up your camera, adjusted the lighting and snapped some pictures of shiny objects – like silverware, dishes or other shiny fare – only to find that the end results weren’t exactly what you had hoped for, you are not alone. It can be very difficult to take photographs of shiny, reflective objects. We want you to avoid the frustrations of shooting shiny subjects with the tips provided in today’s photography lesson.
Controlling your lighting conditions is important – no matter what type of subject you are shooting. But proper control of lighting conditions is absolutely crucial when you are shooting objects that are very reflective. Failing to exercise precise control over your lighting can spell disaster when you shoot metallic, reflective subjects. But when you follow the tips laid out for you in this photography tutorial, you’ll know the right way to shed light on those reflective objects.
The cool thing about this tutorial is that it actually showed you the difference between bad results and spectacular results. With just a few lighting tweaks, the instructor was able to turn lackluster photographs into shots that absolutely popped with clarity and detail. It may take you some time to master these lighting techniques, but once you do you will find that it really isn’t all that hard to snap great photos of even the most reflective objects.
Be sure to note the DSLR settings used in this photography tutorial. You should start off using similar settings and tweak according to your needs. Given that your studio set up may not exactly mirror what was used in this video lesson, you may have to play around with settings a bit to get things just the way you like them!
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