A&P indoor photography: sheet metal

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by RochesterRed, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. RochesterRed

    RochesterRed Guest

    :uh: I'm an idiot ... I've had this problem for a couple weeks now, and totally didn't think to post in this forum.

    I'm a systems/software/etc. guy. One of my clients does HVAC sheet metal fabrication. As such, we need to take photos of their fittings, which can be galvanized, galvanneal, or stainless. for the website, we need to take photos of the ductwork and fittings.

    due to the nature of the material of the subject, any flash has horrid effects on the shot quality, so I picked up a couple clamp lamps with a few different wattage bulbs, lighting the fittings indirectly off the white walls of my office, with a black backdrop behind the fittings.

    the improvement over the digi cam's flash was about a million percent ... but still not good enough, not without a ton of time-expensive photoshopping.

    can anyone offer some tips or guidance?

    thanks in advbance.
  2. car54

    car54 Guest

    dulling spray... it'll take the shine that kills right out. my can is about 20 years old made by krylon but it works great.
  3. RochesterRed

    RochesterRed Guest

    thanks :)
  4. LS20

    LS20 Guest

    just shoot it w/o the flash... use a tripod... and set the whitebalance to tungsten
  5. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

    Dec 19, 2001
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    Midland Texas
    longer shutter

    open up the apeture

    use tripod and no flash
  6. Joe

    Joe 2018 :x: OT Supporter

    Apr 29, 2002
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    get a umbrella and flash it off that first...

    you got the right idea wiht hot lights, try getting a box or an umbrella to disperse the light even more...

    what everyone has suggested with leaving the shutter open longer will work great too
  7. fade

    fade tie your shoe bitch

    Dec 19, 2001
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    Brooklyn Heights
    or just set up some lights around that area, and do long exposure pics.
  8. RochesterRed

    RochesterRed Guest

    thanks for all the input.

    I think one of the two cams available has adjustable shutter speed, I'll look into taking advantage of it. :)

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