How to take high quality photos of clear glass pipes and glass products?

4 months 4 days ago #654078 by Patrick G

[email protected] wrote:

icepics wrote: Buy a camera and learn how to do product photography, or hire a pro photographer.

There are videos, courses/workshops etc. if you want to learn to do it yourself. I agree that buying a used camera could be a good option, and it will be a matter of learning how to use it and getting in some practice to get good at it.


So what is the cheapest DSLR Camera you would recommend that would work with taking good product photos like this?  


Here you go $209:  https://www.mpb.com/en-us/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-digital-slr-cameras/used-nikon-digital-slr-cameras/nikon-d3300/sku-844541/  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #655904 by [email protected]
HI everyone, thanks for the help.

I bought a Nikon D3300 with the following equipment:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7Z3LQK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014X621SA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/YONGNUO-Standard-Aperture-Nikon-Cameras/dp/B01E38TZDC/ref=pd_cp_421_1?pd_rd_w=oBw00&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=P2WSF0MJYFD8PD21WSE2&pd_rd_r=c63557c2-115b-4d46-ae20-aaf93489e8f4&pd_rd_wg=5zrUC&pd_rd_i=B01E38TZDC&psc=1&refRID=P2WSF0MJYFD8PD21WSE2


I attached pics of my setup.  When it take the pic, all I get is a pure blank white picture.  Obviously I need to change some settings on my camera, but I don't know what I should change?  Can anyone give any suggestions?


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3 months 2 weeks ago #655905 by [email protected]
I wanted to add, I tried adjusting the flash brightness from max to lowest and the picture was a pure white background either way.  I couldn't see my product at all.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #655936 by Toby J
Looks like your light source is too close to the glass.  Try putting a couple feet between them.  

Watch this video



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