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Old Apr 25, 2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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having done scenic shots for a long time a friend has asked me to help build a portfolio and some friends at work want me to take some shots of their motorcycles and cars so i fugre what better way to start her portfolio. i purchased a 3 piece continuos burn light kit that is definately a beginner kit and did some test shots.

they look great with one problem, no matter the position of the lights i am getting a reflection of the umbrellas in the paint. i have moved them up, down, backwards and sideways. the chrome is not a problem because it is just reflecting the light but in the fenders and the tanks i have a perfect reflection of the umbrellas. please help, also would a polarizer help me any.
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Old Apr 25, 2007, 5:40 PM   #2
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I would shoot outdoors on a cloudy day......world's biggest softbox!
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thanks for the suggestion, i will keep it in mind. i played some more and i lit the backdrop with another light and put my 3600 flash on. i got light bouncing off the chrome but no reflections where you can make out subjects. i went one step further with a cross screen filter which makes the reflections look pretty good. any other info is greatly appreciated.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 1:28 PM   #4
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What Light Kit did you get? I am looking for a real starter set.
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Old Jul 2, 2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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FWIW, several years ago I shot a couple friends' cycles at their home, but did not have large enough softboxes for the lights. Like you, reflections were a problem, so I just hung white bedsheets behind and to the side of me and bounced the lights off of them onto the cycle in front, as well as bounced off their garage's whiteceiling. Worked well and they were pleased.
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