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Why does flash make a brass subject look grey?

My assumption is that the auto white balance took over. The image, because you took the photo pretty close is dark everywhere except the brass. If the auto white balance is turned on, the warm tint of ...
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How do I remove specular reflection from metal and plastic glasses product photos?

I. You can not remove EVERY specular reflection. Light bounces, that comes with the concept of Photo-graphy. Imagine you are taking a photo of a mirror, eliminating every reflection would mean every ...
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What is the recommended Diffuser Umbrella for a Metal Product Shoot?

Metal surfaces are one of the most difficult things to photograph. You're on the right track with using diffused lighting but if, as you say, the diffusers you have are "taking away too much light" ...
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Photo display options, prints, metal, digital display

If you are in the U.S. there are several printer that offer prints on "metallic" paper. The "metallic" part of it is actually in the laminated printing process on top of the photo printing paper. Most ...
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Why does flash make a brass subject look grey?

The first shot is by ambient light. Likely this is warm shop florescent with maybe a mix of standard tungsten bulbs. It is this warm lighting that enhances brass. The second shot is flash. Modern ...
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Why does flash make a brass subject look grey?

Well, no EXIF data to go by. The second looks like using a "Sepia" color filter. That would be my first guess, particularly given what happens to color in the rest of the image. A second ...
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How do I remove specular reflection from metal and plastic glasses product photos?

When lighting tableware, ceramics, jewelry, and high-gloss surfaces; a light tent provides the necessary diffuse source to virtually eliminate all specular reflections without losing the reflections ...
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