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Subject: [Leica] Help on lighting
From: "Wesson, Leo W" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 21:56:49 -0500

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From:	Wesson, Leo W
Sent:	Wed 10/2/2002 9:37 PM
Subject:	RE: [Leica] Help on lighting

If the beads are translucent, try shooting them with some underlight, such as a light table.  If the highlights in the glass are too broad, try a smaller light source, such as a bare bulb.

Leo Wesson

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From: "Aram Langhans" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 7:46 PM
Subject: [Leica] Help on lighting

> IF this is a repeat, I am sorry.  The previous message I sent from my
> account, and I don't think it went out.  At least it hasn't appeared in
> two digests since.
> I have a friend who wants me to take some photo of glass beads.  She makes
> them and sells them.  They are small (little finger nail size on average)
> and very shiny.  All the photos she has taken have real hot spots on them.
> I have been thinking of how to light them to try to eliminate or at least
> greatly reduce the hot spots.  I thought of using a white umbrella over
> and lighting them through the umbrella with flash or natural lighting.  I
> have heard that using polarizers on the light source and the lens also
> be a way, but I think this is only for flat objects.
> She hasn't given me any yet, so I thought I'd see if anyone has experience
> in lighting small shiny objects.  Any suggestions would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks
> Aram
> This message is made of 100% recycled electrons.  No new atoms were
> destroyed in making it.
> Aram Langhans
> Science Teacher, Naches High School
> 101 W. 5th. St / P. O. Box 159
> Naches, WA 98937
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