Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Taking photos of cans.

  1. #1
    Senior Member dorts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    2,174

    Default Taking photos of cans.

    Hello,

    May I know how would I go about taking photos of cans? Those aluminum cans. I want to make it into something like a booklet or catalog, one can one page.

    How would I go about lighting it up and make sure the can isn't too reflective? What are the stuff needed to do so? Budget lighting setup at home? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Moderator ortega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    23,686
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    light tent in the sunlight

  3. #3
    Senior Member dorts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    2,174

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    light tent in the sunlight
    Is sunlight good? Or do I need to use bulbs?

    And also, where to get cheap light tents? $50 not that cheap. No time to make one.

  4. #4

    Smile Re: Taking photos of cans.

    buy tracing papers. stretch them over a sizeable frame and hold them over the cans. out of camera angle, of course. use them outdoor, in overhead sunlight. no lights needed.
    Last edited by reachme2003; 3rd September 2008 at 09:27 PM.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    Consider getting a laundry bag. The boxy kind, with translucent white frabric
    Meow!

  6. #6
    Senior Member dorts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    2,174

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    Thanks for the suggestions, any more ideas?

  7. #7

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    Hello,

    May I know how would I go about taking photos of cans? Those aluminum cans. I want to make it into something like a booklet or catalog, one can one page.

    How would I go about lighting it up and make sure the can isn't too reflective? What are the stuff needed to do so? Budget lighting setup at home? Thanks.
    not sure what sort of look you want

    but you can try light painting at night.. at the very least, it will be fun.

  8. #8
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,901

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    Hello,

    May I know how would I go about taking photos of cans? Those aluminum cans. I want to make it into something like a booklet or catalog, one can one page.

    How would I go about lighting it up and make sure the can isn't too reflective? What are the stuff needed to do so? Budget lighting setup at home? Thanks.
    Mr Ortega has already given you the best and workable advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    Is sunlight good? Or do I need to use bulbs?

    And also, where to get cheap light tents? $50 not that cheap. No time to make one.
    you sure you don't want to invest $50 for that? since you are making a booklet or catalog, skimp on this, may risk yourself on poor quality on the total output, wasting all the efforts and investment in the end.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  9. #9
    Senior Member dorts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    2,174

    Default Re: Taking photos of cans.

    Hmm. Maybe I should invest in a light tent.

    I'll tell you of the outcome, I hope.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •