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 mentioned black metal because I had shot a number of old Nikon lenses. But didn't post the images. So, you are saying rather than a softbox or reflector, a point source or harder light would be preferable?

I will get the book. Here's a few more examples, some of which turned out a little better:

1st time using 60mm G. I neglected to stop down. Shot at f2.8. Stopped down would have been better.

Daylight through open window with large white foam board reflector.

 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 F2.8G ED Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED +5 more
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