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Reflective white floor surface?
Old 05-12-2005, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen some awesome images where the model's pose is reflected (or semi-reflected) on a white floor.

What do you use to get that reflective white floor surface? It looks almost like a seamless mirror floor but the reflection is just slightly opaque.

Any ideas?
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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White Bathroom Board..at home depot...4x8 sheets about 10.00
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Works for me!

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ps....here's a little PS tip....to get the "invisible" look to the board, I lasso above and below the line, eyedropper the top and bottom of the area selected and do a foreground-to-background gradient. Using a selection feather of about 5 pixels works fine for me. Helps if you can draw around clothing/body parts pretty good too.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can also use sheet acrylic laid on top of white seamless paper.

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Its also kool with a wax job.
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Sheets of mylar can also work, and they are highly reflective and come in many colors ( I like black ).

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How big do you buy the mylar?
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Depends on what you are shooting and what your budget is. I used to be able to get a roll that was about 60" x 24' and that allowed a lot of different uses. If you just cut a piece that covers the area where the model will be situated, then that would give you all you need. You can also crumple it for interesting effects. I think a roll like above sells for about $50 and will last a long time.
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