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Help with Green Glare

Posted: Fri, 25th Mar 2011, 5:09am

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FXhomer63858

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Hi all I am new to Green screen and am having some trouble. When I shoot my picture i am getting a green shadow or glare over parts of the product. so of coarse when I remove the key it removes that part where the green glare is. Any ideas on what causes this? I will try and attach a picture so show what I am talking about.. I am using a Finepix S7000.
Posted: Fri, 25th Mar 2011, 9:49am

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If you could indeed upload an image for us to take a look at it'll make it much easier to offer advice. Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 5th Apr 2011, 2:31pm

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FXhomer63858

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I could not find where i could upload an image
Posted: Tue, 5th Apr 2011, 2:32pm

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The forum doesn't have an image upload feature. You can use something like Imageshack or Dropbox to host it.
Posted: Fri, 8th Apr 2011, 3:54pm

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ok here is an example. The first picture is one that i didn't use the green screen and the second I did and exported. In the exported pic wherever there was a green reflection or glare it gets removed. I understand why but hpw do I keep if from happening?

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q279/ncaaref2001/DSCF2319.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q279/ncaaref2001/pf_criterion3.jpg
Posted: Fri, 8th Apr 2011, 5:25pm

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The problem is that the object you're trying to photograph is quite shiny (and even reflective in the case of the chromed parts).

You can do a couple of things to reduce the reflections - though you'll probably never totally remove it from the chromed parts. First of all, try to move the object away from the greenscreen, by placing it on a small pedestal or stand (which is small enough to be hidden by the object itself). For example, a cotton bobin may work well (though I have no idea how big the actual product is!).

Secondly, you can get sprays that make the surface of a product a bit more matte, so that it reflects less. It's called 'Dulling Spray', and you can find it at photographic retailers. There are a wide variety of different types, so you might need to try a few out to get the best result. Usually it just sprays on then wipes off. once you're done photographing the object. Something like omne of these.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2011, 5:50pm

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FXhomer63858

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Thank you I will try some of that, I didn't know it even existed.