This photo was actually taken indoors using artificial light. It
was taken by Bill Naglik (fathertime15857) to sell a glass
Bill's technique is a variation on the one described on
the first page. In
fact, seeing this photo convinced me that taking good shots
indoors using artificial light was not only possible but
practical. Nice job Bill.
Most of the reflections that cause problems when
photographing a glass are bouncing off its far side. The
curvature and angle of the glass act to concentrate and funnel
them directly toward the camera lens, much as a satellite dish
concentrates and focuses radio signals onto the receiver.
One common way of dispensing with such reflections is to block
them by putting something inside the glass. Thus, many
auction photos show glasses with towels or socks stuffed in
them, or pieces of black construction paper. Occasionally
this paper ends up being shipped with the glass! In this
example, Bill has used a piece of dark soft material with a fine
weave, and there's just enough of it to fill the glass without
overflowing so the
photo is neat and tidy.
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