Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/06/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] HCB Did It All First
From: Jerry Lehrer <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 19:47:15 -0700
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Speaking of milk jugs and pics of diamonds etc.,  when I was
working  in photography and had to photograph jewelry, I
airbrushed (sprayed) the shiny stuff with milk to suppress the
specular reflections.  Worked beautifully every time!


Eric Welch wrote:

> on 06/21/03 6:00 PM, Tim Atherton at wrote:
> > Photographing diamonds is darned hard, I can tell you - I much prefer
> > photographing the people cutting them!
> Well, Tim, I'm sure you can guess I'd like to see the photos!
> I find cabochons and highly polished gold, platinum and silver a nightmare.
> We have a pyramid at work we use to light the stuff. But anything with a
> near-adamantine luster is tough. One stinking facet can ruin the whole
> photo. Shoot six or seven stones at one and I'm sweating.
> I guess I'll cut up a milk jug for location shooting. I think the budget can
> handle that. Though I'm going to be pushing for all new IBM PPC970 G5 Macs
> soon. :-)
> Eric
> Carlsbad, CA
> "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and
> he'll be warm for the rest of his life." -Terry Pratchett.
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