I'm searching something like acryl but cheaper if possible. Are there any good alternatives? Something like this: Google image search for "reflecting undergrounds"
Are there any good alternatives?
There are all kinds of reflective surfaces available. Drive over to the nearest home center and look around; you'll find:
- window glass
- sheets of various plastics such as Lexan
- metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and copper
- plastic laminate
- glass tiles and glazed ceramic tiles
- mirrored glass
For that matter, look around your home before going anywhere. Even a sheet of acetate film that's often used to wrap flowers and other products can provide a good reflective surface. Place that on a sheet of colored paper and you've got a nice shiny surface for your product to sit on.
I use ceramic bathroom tiles every time I need to create a similar product shot.
I use all different colours for different products and use the lighting to determine the level of reflection needed for any given shot.