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Some velvet fabrics will reflect light.romeug's suggestion of felt is excellent.
I am not familiar with this phenomenon nor with "edge bleed". From reading the responses in this thread it seems that too much brightness is causing the problem.Would a neutral density filter(s) be of any use to you?Mickey
How to Make a Pure Black Photography Background
I have been taking pictures for 72 years. I have never had a problem finding suitable, cheap, matte black backgrounds.Your arts and crafts store or stationary store is a good place to look.So is a fabric store. But beware, some fabrics can have a shine that will appear in your photo. A polarizing filter might correct that. And don't forget your clothes closet.A small can of black matte paint can render many objects acceptably black.By adjusting your exposure by making it as short as possible but still properly exposing your subject you should get a proper black field. You might also try that old film users' trick....Over expose. Proper exposure. Under expose. Since you are not burning expensive film it may be worth a try.Make sure your camera reads the exposure directly from the subject. Do not include the black background.Photoshop or some similar computer programme can sometimes make the necessary corrections to achieve perfection.
Many thanks.I have wooden utensils and a couple of antique wooden bowls.Your instructions will make them very happy.Me too.
Wonderfully comprehensive instructions.Thank you.Mickey
Thank you, Conrad.That is the best demonstration I have seen.
Thank you, everyone.Mickey
This is a great idea but are you sure the magnet will not cause any problems with the delicate electronic devices within today's digital cameras?If all is safe I am going ahead with one.Thank you,Mickey
It is very attractive and practical. Well done, indeed.I had the same problem with my deck facing west the evening sun made it unbearable.I opted for two retractable sunscreens to shade the western view. as the sun is low enough in the evening that I needed no top screening.
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