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Technical Forum => Photo help => Topic started by: Nikki on August 15, 2011, 09:47:07 AM



Title: Background
Post by: Nikki on August 15, 2011, 09:47:07 AM
I'm having real problems with background colours, I've notice lots of you use a reflective silver surface but not as shiny a mirror can I ask what it is?

Thanks

Nikki


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Sywenn on August 15, 2011, 09:53:58 AM
I believe it is the inside of the lid of a tin of biscuits. I am in the process of tracking one down for this purpose too, and well, I guess I'll have to eat the biscuits . . .


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Josephine on August 15, 2011, 09:54:41 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FROSTED-SILVER-MIRROR-PHOTO-TABLE-RISER-12-/290262837367?pt=UK_Photography_StudioEquipment_RL&hash=item4395036877#ht_3340wt_907

Its brilliant, as long as you have reasonably good light then photos need very little editing. I use it inside a little pop up tent in my conservatory. I often have to slightly increase brightness, tinker slightly with levels in photoshop but apart from that colours tend to show up well without any editing.


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Nikki on August 15, 2011, 09:56:02 AM
Thank you Josephine that's just perfect, not that I expect it to improve my poor photography!!


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Margram on August 15, 2011, 11:57:33 AM
Tina wasn't joking about the tin lid ;D: http://www.frit-happens.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=30938.0 It actually works really well :)


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Ilona on August 15, 2011, 12:54:10 PM
I am going to try out the tin lid idea :)


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Blue Box Studio on August 15, 2011, 02:18:10 PM
I've used a frosted mirror, I think they are also used for cake display at weddings.  Am sure it was the supplier linked below.   Anyway, mine's scratched really easily and that shows up in the photos :( :(  Good idea about the biscuit tin, have a couple of those!


Title: Re: Background
Post by: SilverGems89 on August 15, 2011, 03:52:47 PM
This is a biscuit tin background
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/5978287950_a81029b333.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvergems89/5978287950/)
Jewel trio (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvergems89/5978287950/) by SilverGems89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/silvergems89/), on Flickr
 ;D I used the base of the tin because the only tin i had the lid was embossed with logos and writing but the base was smooth.


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Blue Box Studio on August 15, 2011, 05:26:17 PM
Off to find a biscuit tin!  I thought of aluminium tiles but the tile shop wanted a fortune for them despite them being the last he had and a broken packet.  Some manager's deal he wanted!!


Title: Re: Background
Post by: Dee Dee on August 15, 2011, 11:48:20 PM
I use a mirror tile, but wanted a frosted effect.  The link above won't ship to Australia, so I needed to think of something else.   I have a piece of laminating sheet (before it's been laminated - just one side) and place the shiny side up on my mirror - works OK, but I'd rather have the table top frosted mirror thingy!