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Retouch Light Bulb Photo

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Old 03-25-2007, 04:36 PM
niagaragirl niagaragirl is offline
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Re: Retouch Light Bulb Photo

Here are a couple of links to some sample images I have stored up on a server. Hope the links work. I am not used to this board yet.

The paint can lighting was planned. The ratchet image was just a quick shot I did for a procduct demo. On both the retouch to product is minimal.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:59 PM
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Re: Retouch Light Bulb Photo

for starters....stand the bulb up and shoot it that way...@2, white backdrop is a must...#3 take two white boards....form "v" shape with them and place them around the lightbulb so that the smaller part of the v is where you will be shooting from.....try to get low on the camera and shoot slighty upwards to avoid as much reflection as possible....what you will end up with is a "gradient" type look as the reflection going from white to black....keep all external light sources off..and stay off your flash....use some hotlights (hell halogen will work) and just adjust your white balance or color correct to add cyan after the fact.

good luck
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: Retouch Light Bulb Photo

To all this good advice I'll add this:

When all else fails, don't rule out the judicious (and I mean judicious) use of good old dulling spray.
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