Light amateur

posted January 8th, 2017
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I tried something new today. I wasn't totally successful but I did learn from the experiment. I used white and black form board and place a clear glass with water in it in front of the boards. I tried to get the glass in the middle with half white and half black. What happens is the black is reflected on the opposite side and likewise the white. I ran into problems shooting during the day particularly with light reflections on the glass. I tried again at night then I had a horrible problem with dust on the glass or in the water. I haven't a lot of stamina to keep experimenting but found the light at night worked best when I reflected the flashlight on to white poster board off to the right side so the light reflected back onto the glass. I hope some of you will try this and let me know if you solve the light glint problem.

Meanwhile I am so impressed by your efforts so far and hope you keep them up.
posted January 9th, 2017
Try a polarizing filter (circular polarizer or CP filter). It should help at least some with the "incoherence" of the light, They are not expensive, the highest quality ones a little more of course. And price depends on the diameter of the filter thread of the lens. The highest quality ones should not effect the total amount of light and thus the exposure. The cheaper ones will.
This is a higher quality one.
This is cheaper one.
posted January 9th, 2017
@frankhymus Thanks I already have one, Never thought to use inside.
posted January 9th, 2017
@joansmor Not to say it will fix your specific issue, but worth a try.
posted January 9th, 2017
@joansmor Sounds good Joan - i'm willing to give it a go, thank you

incidentally i used polarising filter for my basket image - helped to cut some of the bright reflections on the painted cones and the wire basket.
posted January 10th, 2017
Very interesting read and had no idea a polarizing filter would help with this. Thank you, too, Frank. I have not had this particular issue but always have dust problems.
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