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    Using perspex for reflection, any tips/tricks?

    Today I was using a perspex sheet to try and capture the refection of my son but it didnt work out to well.

    Its only a thin sheet. Does it have to be a certain thickness to acheive a refection ?

    Or is it all in the settings ?

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    Was it transparent or opaque ?

    The key for reflections is getting the angle of light right. You need to light to bounce off your subject onto the perspex and then into your lens. Draw a diagram if it helps.

    Also, depending on light source, a polariser can help enhance reflections (if adjusted properly for that purpose).
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    Thanks Dave, its transparent.

    I had light from lightboxes coming in from the side of the subject, and he was sitting on the floor. Should I have had it above him ?

    I dont have a polariser for this lens

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    Maybe bring the lights around towards the front a bit more (not directly at the front, but more than they are).

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