Photographing Chrome for Phoenix Tapware

I am sure a lot of Photographers develop a nervous twitch when asked to photograph chrome or reflective objects. Rightly so, they can be really difficult and leave the photographer tearing there hair out.

I must confess to spending many hours earlier in my career chasing down reflections in chrome objects and working out the best methods of photographing chrome. Building elaborate light tents and then using tiny pieces of black and grey card. Many would say Photoshop has changed all of that. Sure Photoshop has helped but I think its always better to get it right (or close to right) in the camera rather than spending hours in the retouching process attempting to create what should have been done right int he first place.

Here are a couple of photographs that I have taken for Phoenix tap-ware, one a lifestyle shot and the other more of a straight product photography.


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