How do professionals do it? Product photography of shiny / reflective items

Started Jul 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Justin Varuzzo, Aug 16, 2012

Justin Varuzzo wrote:

The one issue I've run into using any type of color other than white is with highly reflective mirror like finish of many instruments, it simply reflects the colored paper to make it all appear whatever the color.

That's a good point. The technique will only work if you can have enough separation between subject and background ... which I realize isn't always possible.

Of course, any color reflected in the instrument can be changed in post to a different color, or to black or white or gray. The key is to create a mask that isolates the subject.
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