Taking photos of cans.


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dorts

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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. :)
 

dorts

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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. :bsmilie: No time to make one. ;p
 

reachme2003

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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.
 

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GavinTing

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

dorts

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Thanks for the suggestions, any more ideas? :)
 

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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. :bsmilie:
 

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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.
Is sunlight good? Or do I need to use bulbs?

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

dorts

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Hmm. Maybe I should invest in a light tent. :)

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

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