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Old Aug 31, 2007, 3:43 PM   #1
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I'll be taking pictures of a trailer and anRV-sized command vehicle. These vehicles are completely wrapped in graphics-on-vinyl. Earlier shots were taken by someone with a point-and-shoot and the reflection is pretty bad.

Now, I'll be using a D70 and SB600; I also have an off-camera flash cable. The pictures will most likely be outdoors. I'd like to use the flash as the trailer will have side doors open and products visible inside.

I'm looking for any suggestions. Thanks for your help.
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Old Aug 31, 2007, 5:59 PM   #2
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I would start with a polarization filter.
And if your camera permits it, use commander mode and put the flash at an angle which doesn't create a nasty reflection (maybe inside to light up the products? )

good luck btw.
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Perhaps you could use a white wall or sheet of posterboard as a reflector -- bounce your flash straight back at it (like an umbrella reflector would be) so the light is broken up rather than a point source. It'd also help if it was off-axis from the camera a little bit. I'm no pro but that's what I'd try first.


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Thanks everyone. I hadn't thought of the polarizing filter! I'll give that a definite try.

Yes, command mode might be useful. I've used it before indoors at a distance of 10-15 feet from the camera. I'll need to look up the max. range that can be used with an SB600. Perhaps with the reflector inside the trailer will light it up sufficiently.


I'll also use the off-camera flash cable in a few configurations.
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Great, good luck
I'm curious for the results, could you post up a shot and the setup when you're done? thanks.
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I'll keep you posted. The vehicles are due in a few weeks.
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