equipment recommendation – 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, 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.

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A 90° corner could work so you only need to fix two walls. A flat surface, not an industrial brick. You can put white ceramic mosaics in that zone.

2. Put the furniture in an angle

So you reflect what is on the side of the furniture, not what is behind you.

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If you use a wide lens, the elements that are reflected will appear smaller, which is not good because you need a bigger wall, so try to use a longer focal length and step back.

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3. You could “fake” a big room

Using big pieces of white fabric, 1.5 m width and like 2-10 m long. Use stretchy material like Lycra, a tripod, multiple shots, and 2-4 assistants.

Take two large rigid metal tubes aluminum or steel. Fix the fabric and use them as a big banner.

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Put the camera on a tripod, frame the product, concentrate the effort in protecting the reflection of one zone, let’s say the reflection of one door. Take one photo. And DO NOT MOVE THE CAMERA.

Protect the reflection on another door, and take another photo. Keep doing this. Until you have all the faces of the product taken.

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Use some more as a background.

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Composite the images in Photoshop or Gimp. Add more background later, focus only on the reflections and the immediate stuff behind the product.

4. Or as your company constructs metal frames

Make some big metal panels that can be covered with the stretchy cloth to have a portable studio room.

5. Make a 3D model of them

The shapes are pretty simple… you could model them quite easily.

Important note

Product photography is an art in itself. We are not focusing for now on how to properly lit the product, only to improve to some extent the resulting image.

If you want to push this to the next level we need to think in terms of light sources, which will turn some of your white fabric into light sources themselves, but that will not only complicate things for you, but it will take some years of expertise.

Photographing even small reflective objects are some of the trickiest things to photograph. You probably need to hire a photographer to have great images.

Hosting recommendation for internet speed test website


I want to create an internet speed test website like Every user on this website is able to select a nearby server to test their internet speed from.

But how does this work for the hosting? Do you really need to set up a VPS (or other?) in each location you want a test server?

Isn’t there a more easy (hosting) solution to accomplish this?

equipment recommendation – What camera should I buy for a Photography College student?

My younger sister is going to college to study photography, and I want to surprise her with a camera this holidays. I’m no camera expert (but I’ve been doing my research).

Should I go with a lower-entry level DSLR (such as a Nikon D3100), or higher entry level DSLR (something like a Canon T3i)? I think the upper level would be better, but I don’t know if it is “too much” for a beginner photographer or is it OK and she’ll be able to use it in her later years of college or first few years after she graduates.

I’m also a bit worried about the camera being too big for her to handle with out her giving it a try first (she’s about 5’1″ and has small hands).

What are your recommendations or suggestions?

theming – Theme recommendation for webform on mobile phone

I am aware that webforms can be themed with .tpl work. I am hoping for a “non-programming” alternative to a very narrow issue. I stuck with Bartik early on and switched to Responsive Bartik about a year ago. It does everything I need with one exception. A webform with Responsive Bartik renders poorly on Android. Specifically, input textfields are longer than they should be. Setting the max length of the webform component doesn’t have any effect.

My hope is that someone in this forum has experience using webform with a different responsive theme that, out of the box, handles Android well enough. Preferably a simple theme, that was the appeal of staying w. Bartik.

Color film recommendation for Mamiya 645 AFD, Landscapes

I recently bought a Mamiya 645 AFD with 80mm ƒ / 2.8 and 45mm ƒ / 2.8 lenses and am looking forward to dipping my toes in the medium format (only the little fingers could be in my current digital crop sensor fit).

Are there any rules of thumb that I should know when choosing the film? I mainly photograph landscapes and am used to the Fuji Provia look from my X-T2 and Lightroom or Capture One editing workflow. The shades of green always give me a headache.

I assume that the film will be completely different. I intend to have it developed by a professional laboratory and have it scanned to high-resolution Tiff (any tips on choosing a good one?). By editing videos I've seen online, color rendering can vary a lot depending on the lab. I therefore assume that I will have to go through a few iterations before I am familiar and confident with the output.

My main question at this stage is: What factors should I consider when choosing the film? I see different brands on sale because they have expired. Is this usually a risky hit-or-miss business that is best avoided for beginners like me? (The low price is attractive, but less, considering development + scan overhead, the scans should turn out to be terrible).

Availability and price will definitely be an issue, but apart from fAre there any known color rendering factors that I can examine? Is there a comparison page on which color rendering features / peculiarities of the various common brands are displayed side by side?

In addition, I switched an old Fuji X-pro1 to infrared and am enjoying the look of black and white infrared photography. I assume that this is also possible with this new Mamiya and a suitable film (black and white would be my preference) – tips are also welcome here!

Software recommendation – Change the text color when writing

I write scripts and have to separate the actual text from the comments by color.
For example, the code is black and the comments are red.

writeln (& # 39; this should be BLACK & # 39;);
This is a comment that should be RED

Is there software that allows me to type text and change the current input color by pressing a key? for example CAPSLOCK ..?