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Jerry Berg
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Biker piece

Post by Jerry Berg » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:52 pm

This is just a smaller piece I did for one of the club members. He wanted lots of MOP after looking
at some of my other pieces. It's backed up with the club colors as they are on thier jackets.
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Lee Littlewood
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Re: Biker piece

Post by Lee Littlewood » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:44 pm

W A A Y cool Jerry. Love that shell.
It is hard to get good pix of glass stuff, The light meter has a hard time deciding when ther is a lot of relctive metal, and the auto-focus seems to prefer to use the reflection, not the glass. I have tons of pictures of a reflected me, in crisp focus, on top of a fuzzy image of the sign I wanted. Maybe Mike Jackson has some hints???
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bob gamache
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Re: Biker piece

Post by bob gamache » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:07 am

Nice piece Jerry
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Re: Biker piece

Post by Mike Jackson » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:41 am

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Lee and all,
To photograph glass and gold, the main thing to remember is the mirror like reflective quality of both. If you and other junk are in front of the glass, you'll likely get those reflections. It helps to photograph with the aid of a tripod.

I shot this image still hanging on the wall while I sat in a chair, shooting slightly up. The ceiling is white. Because I was slightly below and slightly off to the side, the image was keystoned and distorted. I used the perspective crop tool in Photoshop and squared it back up.

Sometimes I hang either a white or amber colored sheet behind me. That gives a solid, consistent reflection. It is easy to look through the viewfinder and locate reflections and distractions. A little shifting up or down or left or right will usually eliminate them. The same concept works in the field. Just have a couple of people hold a sheet up behind you.

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