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#1 AB Garcia

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:06 AM

Hello,

I have an upcoming project that will require me to shoot a clear acrylic cube-like contraption. Im planning to use large and diffused light sources from above and probably a lot of negative fill. I think this approach will suffice if the shots are static. The challenge is the board calls for moving shots on a jib and on a dolly and there will be shots where a person interacts with the contraption. Im shooting against black for the solo shots and against white where there's a human interaction. Im kinda concerned about reflections and glaring hotspots going wild. A dulling spray is out of the question since it might deteriorate the acrylic and I have to keep it clear so the content can be seen. Is my planned set-up sufficient? for those who have shot glass and acrylic before, what was your approach in terms of lighting set-up, controlling glare and reflections? Thoughts and Insights are welcome.

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#2 Joel Ready

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:29 PM

This is probably not exactly what you're looking for, but this article from Lowel was very helpful for me. I've spent some troubled time trying to light glass before: http://lowel.com/edu...ting_glass.html

Hope it helps,
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#3 AB Garcia

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:25 AM

This is probably not exactly what you're looking for, but this article from Lowel was very helpful for me. I've spent some troubled time trying to light glass before: http://lowel.com/edu...ting_glass.html

Hope it helps,
Joel



Thanks Joel! That was a nice refresher!

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