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I bought a large piece of plexiglass today..check it out..
Old 08-07-2006, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So should I use my polarizer filter when shooting to cut down on the reflections from it ? It maybe a small space but it works for me...The one doing the pose is my trusted live in model.. The plexiglass is about 6 x 8 I think.
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Re: I bought a large piece of plexiglass today..check it out..
Old 08-07-2006, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You've worked her too hard! She's a basket case!

What thickness is that sheet?

Now, about your question, isn't the point of the plexi to make reflections? Or are you trying to reduce glare?

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Re: I bought a large piece of plexiglass today..check it out..
Old 08-08-2006, 07:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think there is to much glare.. I bought the plexiglass more to protect the paper backdrop. The plexiglass is 1/4 thick.. I got it for $100

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Re: I bought a large piece of plexiglass today..check it out..
Old 08-08-2006, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Protect the paper? It's made to be used and discarded as needed. Is that paper on carpet? If it is, you need to put a piece of plywood under it, that'll make your paper last a bit longer.

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Old 08-08-2006, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are looking for a reflective (mirror like) effect try black plexiglas
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Protect the paper? It's made to be used and discarded as needed. Is that paper on carpet? If it is, you need to put a piece of plywood under it, that'll make your paper last a bit longer.
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No No No..I ment to save it from getting dirty. My budget is not unlimited and this paper is not cheep. I had plywood under it but now I can just use the plexiglass and get some great efects with it.. And my paper stays looking clean..

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Old 08-08-2006, 11:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you are looking for a reflective (mirror like) effect try black plexiglas
I am doing some product shoots and the glare would be reduced with a polorizer filter I think. I did see some black plexiglass and I am sure in the future I will be getting some...

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The clear works great w/black paper under it.

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This is going to sound really dumb until you look at it. But if you want a white backdrop that stays looking good a long time, go to the local big box lumber dealer (Home Depot, Lowes, Southerlands, etc.) and look at the cheap linoleum. Turn over the edge and find some that is white vinyl on the back side (some will be a sort of paper back, you don't want that). The cheap linoleum is about the price of a roll of good paper and is washable and tearproof and is usually twelve feet wide. Takes up a little more room in storage, but lasts a long, long time.
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