How to light black metal objects?

Started Apr 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP bravozulu Contributing Member • Posts: 897
Re: How to light black metal objects?

I posted  these images to illustrate my frustration at not getting rich, full blacks when I shoot products with Nikon speedlights. On the camera using a bounce reflector. Using multiple off-camera lights in softboxes.

I keep dialing down the power of the flash, setting negative exposure compensation, changing flash mode from M, to TTl, to AA. Changing sync speed and shutter speed. What is the best formula for this kind of work?

 bravozulu's gear list:bravozulu's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED +5 more
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