There is a great article in the January Digital SLR Photography magazine, describing a technique to create reflection of an object in a studio (or in your dining room if you don’t have one).
The technique seems pretty simple so I thought I’d give it a go tonight.
(f/8, 3.2secs, 100mm, ISO-100, 08/01/2009)
In summary, the technique is to place the item on a piece of glass sitting on a black cloth or card then using a light source (in my case a desk lamp) angle the light until you get a decent reflection.
Key thing – The glass needs to be clean. Really clean.
I guess I wasn’t too successful with this one. I like the glass, it’s sharp and clear, but the reflection isn’t as defined as some of the examples in the magazine. I’m not sure if that’s because of my lighting, my glass not being clean enough or some other factor.
But I thought you’d like to see it anyway.