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How to photograph glass on a white background out from a camera

Questions and Answers:  Glass vase shot on a white background

 

It was a question from one of our community photographers, Suzanne  about how to photograph a glass vase, and particularly on a white background.

I’ve recorded my answer on video, and then went back and created another one, so we got two parts here: In the first part there is an explanation of what wasn’t right with Suzanne’s lighting setup and a basic technique on how to photograph glass in studio.

In the second part I went a little deeper into the technique and showed how to get 100% white (255 RGB) background right from the camera, without any post-production.

 

How to photograph glass on a pure white background out from a camera:

 

This is unedited (except RAW conversion) photo of that glass pterodactyl 🙂 on a complete white (255RGB) background.

Notice the dark edges around the subject, this prevents clear glass to be soaked by white overexposed background. All done in the camera, no post-production.




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