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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

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,...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

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 ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

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 ...
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How to choose the correct exposure for flower photography?

Seems like you're generally overexposing by maybe half to a full stop. You could just use the sunny 16 rule and stop down from what you get. Your results seem consistent enough to pull that off. A ...
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How to choose the correct exposure for flower photography?

The sunny 16 rule applies in direct sunlight. These images all appear to be shot on an overcast day or in shade. (Which was wise on your part, as this will generally produce much better looking ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

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/...
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What lighting would help me re-create this picture?

That's fairly obviously a single hard light (no modifier) directly above the optical axis of the lens. The flash could either be a significant distance above the camera or it could be a camera mounted ...
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Why are foil reflectors used instead of mirrors

When artificial lights are used in photography they're commonly diffused such as with a softbox. If the light has to be bounced off something to get it to the right place, the diffusing can be ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

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 ...
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How do I get rid of the glare in this photo?

Reduce the power of the background light in relation to the overall image. A Blown up white image in a background should be just barely overexposed. If you are using a histogram on the camera take ...
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How to choose the correct exposure for flower photography?

One "Grain of salt" point to keep in mind: A camera with an unreliable/out of tune shutter will offer headaches. Applying 'correct exposure' to a camera with an incorrect shutter speed or aperture ...
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Why can't I get a white background with my product lighting?

Well, your lights are probably big enough, but they are also very uneven in illumination. When photographing reflective things I find it easier to think in terms of creating the environment that will ...
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What are the best techniques for photographing overweight people?

Petapixel has a great Demo of focal length (the Hitchcock Zoom), using 20mm and getting closer will make you skinny: Try a video and alter your 'hip angle', direction you are looking and distance ...
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Balancing interior/exterior scene contrast

The simplest way to do what you want it to make HDR. Bracket several exposures with +-1 or +-2 stops then use software to combine in single image with light and dark areas exposed closest to your ...
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Balancing interior/exterior scene contrast

First of all you need to understand the concept of "dynamic range". (Maybe you do, I don't know) The dr is the ability of your camera to render as much darktones and highlights at the same time. Have ...
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How to create high contrast lighting on a face?

Lighting for shots such as this one is not about absolute lighting levels, it is about lighting ratios. The 'dark' parts of the picture don't need to be in absolute darkness. They just need to be less ...
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How does bounce light on an object fall off after several bounces?

Take a look at this post, It will probably solve most of your doubts: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/96192/what-are-the-mechanics-of-bounce-light-how-does-it-work/96248#96248 I'...
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Why are foil reflectors used instead of mirrors

The foil reflector gives a more soft and diffused light.
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Is there a term for the area that a lamp lights?

Useful light is the area directly illuminated by the light source. Spill light is the area lit indirectly by the light source. At least that is the terminology I've always used. You can probably find ...
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Metering for Fast Action Under Changing Lighting

I agree with Alaska Man's solution and would comment there but I want to add considerable detail that won't fit in a comment. To do what he's suggested, get a subject to stand in the bright sunlight. ...
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Why are foil reflectors used instead of mirrors

Chris already mentioned the softbox, and indeed photographic reflectors work similarly. If you would use a strobe flash without a softbox (or brolly) you'd have a point-like light source which gives ...
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How to choose the correct exposure for flower photography?

Lot's of great answers already here on exposure, so simply going to add: play to the strengths of your film. You're using color negative film, no? All color negs handle underexposure...like absolute ...
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How to light and use flash in large rooms with dark ceiling and colored walls?

No. Do not try to illuminate the room using a flash. The way you are taking photos is not bad at all, it probably needs some white balance. The only thing you can do is either get a better performing ...
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Is there an optical/photographic reason for the difference between product and its product image?

Black is a color. "Chrome" is not a color, it is a property of the material that reflects the light of the surrounding area, in a way that produces an image of it. It is basically a mirror. ...
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Matte box for my S20 Ultra?

You just need a hotshoe (foot slot) mounted flag. They are available for about $30 (Glide Gear LS100); but yo could probably DIY something smaller/simpler for less.
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Why can't I get a white background with my product lighting?

My two cents. Some photographers do not know where the gray point is :(. So, you need, either an experimenter or a gray card. There are some affordable ones on Amazon. I do not use a cheap one for ...
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Why can't I get a white background with my product lighting?

Product lighting is often trickier than it seems. A lot of tutorials aren't actually giving you the full sense of what's involved, space and placement-wise. You're mostly having to play with angles to ...
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Best lighting management under a strong sunny sky with limited gear

Your instincts seem pretty good already. I don't know about "best", which is subjective, but your basic options are one or more of: Make the incoming light less intense and/or more diffuse. E.g.: ...
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How to choose the correct exposure for flower photography?

I joined to answer this- First, it looks as if you're actually underexposing. For instance your red flower against green has significant grain structure present- that's very common, especially as the ...
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Balancing interior/exterior scene contrast

Outside, the street is evenly illuminated by the light coming from the sun, but once that lights goes through your window it behaves as any other light point, and its intensity falls proportionally to ...
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