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Old 11-04-2017, 09:24 PM
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I was told years ago of an anti glare spray a friend of mine used when photographing his pieces. I have since lost contact with him and was wonder what people use
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:43 PM
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To spray on your work? Not a good idea. Applying matte sprays evenly is very tricky and messy. You can eliminate glare pretty simply with a good (not expensive) set-up of lights, cards, and diffusers. This Google page has a number of links addressing the problem:

https://www.google.com/search?ei=LXn....0.DaAH-SizpbY
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:33 PM
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Thanks. I just purchased a nice lite box. Trying to do things as simply as possible. I just remembered there was something he used. Get great pictures on my fumed pieces but the shiny ones need to spend time I dont easily have.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:25 AM
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David Patchen wrote a really good thread on photography here a few years back.

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Old 11-10-2017, 06:30 PM
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Use a Polarizing filter on the lights and polarizing filter on the lens.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:09 PM
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Lots of schools of thought on this. For vessels Large light sources work well for me. I use 3 foot square soft box style light sources and I usually want a small reflection along the side of most glass objects as it accentuates the sense of shape. As the sources grow relative to the size of the object, the reflections aside from those along the sides will mostly disappear. I like halogens and do a manual white balance.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:29 PM
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awesome advice from everyone
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:38 AM
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In photographing glass, the most important thing to cope with are the specular reflections of the light source. Some prefer to use as diffuse as possible light source. I think that this makes the glass look flatter and sometimes approaching the look of plastic. The direction that I like is to illuminate with a single (or at most 2) small sources. There are blinding bright spots but, if the source is small, the spot is too. Depending on the contours of the piece, there are one or two hot spots or twenty. if there are too many, the camera can be moved to eliminate all but one or a few. To my way of thinking, this brings out the depth of the piece and makes it more interesting and desirable.
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https://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K01310...=dulling+spray

This works well, if you are in a hurry.
Just mist the problem areas. Wipes off easily.
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