37

In a reflective surface, the reflections are of the surrounding area. 1. The bigger the object the bigger space you need So, in your case, you need a really big space clean, let's say painted on white, like a photo studio. Look how humungous and clean a photo studio can be. I think you need about the space to fit two or three cars. A 90° corner could ...


18

As im researching now it seems to me that to make decent photos i need atleast a $1000 camera. So sayeth the gear collectors. Photographers are out shooting, and say otherwise. Many of us, myself included, still shoot film on vintage rigs. I've also shot with digital since ~2004 and my current digital camera is a 5Dmk2, released in 2008! Here's an image ...


16

Two basic techniques for dealing with reflections on glass should be known, albeit they will only reduce, not totally eliminate them - so for formal product photography, the advice about using an all white or black, uncluttered shooting environment still apply. One is using polarizing filters. In the simplest form, you use one on your camera lens - for more ...


11

In short, No. Be very wary of anything suggesting that you throw money at the problem for the newest and latest gear to solve your photography issues, as while the newest gear makes solving the problem easier, it won't in and of itself solve the core of the problem. Consider this: Have you ever seen a sharp photo taken in the 1950's? It was clearly not ...


10

I use for reference the first half page of hits when I search "product photographs industrial refrigerator"… You'll notice the very first thing you are going to need is a white room, or if budget is limited then some kind of framework from which you can hang white sheets or paper roll, completely surrounding the product. Once you have that, you are then in ...


6

Every service I'm aware of that produces large format prints from film will initially scan your film into a digital file anyway. Cutting out the middle man will allow you to use a color-managed workflow and most likely produce better outcomes. That being said, you can either go with a service that performs digital to film conversion for the film industry (...


5

under no circumstance i am able to make a perfectly focused sharp and detailed photo Here are some possible sources of your difficulties: The lens. Superzooms are notorious for having "poor" image quality. That is the price you pay for the convenience of having such a large zoom range. The antialiasing filter, which intentionally blurs the image to ...


4

With reflective surfaces you do not remove the reflections. Instead, you give it something pleasing to reflect. That's what the white room/walls do... they provide a continuous smooth white reflection/gradient. Curved surfaces are much more difficult because they see/reflect a much larger area/radius.


4

As I'm researching now, it seems to me that to make decent photos I need at least a US$1000 camera. Partially true, depending on the definition of "decent". I switched from Canon's cheap 2000D to EOS RP, and the picture quality difference is extraordinarily high. With 2000D, the problem was that nobody makes lenses that can give 24 true megapixels of ...


3

I'm going to take an oblique approach to answer what I infer to be the implied question, "how does my company get good product shots of large appliances with large glass doors?". When you say, the company is ok with having the equipment needed to get rid of the reflections, I assume that you are the person who is taking the product photos, and have a ...


2

Sony A6000 or NEX6/7, used or on sale, set to vivid mode: from $300 Sigma 30mm/f2.8 DN ART, used: from $150 Finding that this look is perfect for some pictures, and comes across abrasively smartphone-ish in others: priceless :) The lens is key here: Prime, moderate aperture, and very high contrast. Also, understand that perceived crisp-sharpness comes ...


1

No, but you need to understand the limitations of your equipment and use it correctly in the conditions in which it performs best. More expensive equipment will have less limitations and all equipment will require that you learn how to use it. Read reviews of your 18-200 lens, find its better focal length and aperture ranges, and then use your lens ...


1

You should definitely do clean product shots - solid blank background and lighting. You can also do shots that show your product being used but you first need images that clearly show your product and show your product off. Since your product is steel and glass, you should do a black background. Any color or white will reflect off the glass and steel and ...


1

For the DXXXX series you have to goto back to before 2016 (D3300 got them in 2016 but 2015 and 2014 model did not have radios). The no radio requirement comes from military contractors on our end. Only choice now is to goto DXXX and DXX models at twice the price. (add on modules for radios)


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible