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Old Aug 8, 2004, 9:23 PM   #1
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I need to take better photos of coffee packages (approx. 4"w x 8" h x 2" d).Most of thepackaging ismedium stockthat is somewhat relective, and some is very reflective foil material. I have a Nikon 990, and some of my photos to date have an unwelcomemirroring affect. You can see examples at http://www.alohaislandcoffee.com. Any tips or suggestions are most welcome.
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You may want to know that your post is not readable using the default board theme (color scheme). Go to "My Account", "Preferences" and change "Board Theme" to Default. You'll see what I mean. The Yellow text color on the light background is not readable. I had to highlight your text to see it.

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Old Aug 9, 2004, 6:54 AM   #3
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What you can probably use is a photobox with an infinity background like:
http://www.pbase.com/image/20800460

It allows you to more uniformly light up the product.

Here's the home page on building the project:
http://www.pbase.com/otfchallenge/light_box

I've actually gotten the parts to build one myself, but haven't gotten to it yet.
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Old Aug 9, 2004, 1:19 PM   #5
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Thanks very much for the tip. I've checked out the suggested website, and it looks like this will be useful.

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Or, just take your coffee packages outside with a flat black background placed beneath and behind the packages and forget the flash!

Just a thought...


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Old Aug 11, 2004, 8:27 AM   #7
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digcamfan wrote:
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Or, just take your coffee packages outside with a flat black background placed beneath and behind the packages and forget the flash!
Just a thought...
Best free light source! ;-)
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