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Alright, I'm answering this on my own as I figured it out and the answers available aren't exactly spot on. Opaque glass is the way to go. The reason for that, is that clear plexiglass will simply allow the light to pass through completely, without "spreading it out" to create the light surface I was seeking. Opaque plexiglass on the other hand, a.k.a the ...


I'm confused about some things on your question, but I'll answer the options I understand. Plexiglass as a background Don't use a reflective glossy white background. Acording to the laws of phisics regarding the conservation of energy, if you have a glossy material some of the light will bounce in an angle oposite of the light. This means less light on the ...


The key to getting that look isn't really about what materials you use at all. It is about making sure there is enough light on the background to completely blow it out while keeping the light on the product 2-3 stops lower so you don't blow out the details of the product as well. This has been covered quite well in other questions. Please see: Why ...


I cannot find a definitive answer on whether I need clear plexiglass or opaque (milky) for better lighting. but you have an answer right there: horizon-less photographic paper on top of that If you add paper on top of it anyway, I don't think it really matters what kind of plexiglas you use. You best bet would be to buy clear plexiglas and some ...


Instead of eliminating the shadows via lighting, why not try to suspend the shoe via two thin metal rods? You then take a picture of a shoe that is in mid air and there won't be any shadows near the shoe.


Do you want a perfect white background? Why not experiment with some form of stand that lifts the item being photographed off the white surface, allowing light to get underneath. You may have to add extra lights and of course position the stand and/or camera so the the stand is not visible.


More light (from more directions) might help. I've got a light tent somewhat similar to yours, though its construction is translucent on all sides, allowing me to light it from the outside. I've had decent luck illuminating the tent with speedlites on multiple sides, and in some cases, the bottom, too (I put the tent on a glass coffee table and placed a ...


Use opaque white acrylic glas and light id with diffused light (softbox or so) from behind/beneath. Use a dull one to avoid reflections. My example is with glossy/polished glass, not dull. That is because I did want the reflection (and because I did not have dull plate of that glass :-) ) Set:


You might wanna look into light tables: LED or other even-lit surfaces. See here for pictures

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