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[Source] Translucent mylar sheets


#1

Does anyone know where I can purchase sheets (about 24" x 30") of
translucent mylar for photographing jewelry? TIA

Larry


#2

Check with your local sewing center. They use them for pattern
making.

RC


#3
Does anyone know where I can purchase sheets (about 24" x 30") of
translucent mylar for photographing jewelry? TIA 

A drafting supply store.

Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ


#4
Does anyone know where I can purchase sheets (about 24" x 30") of
translucent mylar for photographing jewelry? TIA 

Hi Larry - you should be able to get them from stencil cutting and
making craft suppliers. Try Googling mylar sheet plus stencil making

  • that should bring the stockists up.

Sally (UK)


#5

what do you use the mylar for? and you say translucent I am gathering
not transparent?

Hratch Babikian


#6

Try a printing, graphic arts, or silk screen supplier. They deal
with large sheets Frosty or frosted mylar is the generic name often
used.

J Collier
Metalsmith
http://jlcollier.com


#7

do you have a local art supply store?

Laurie
http://www.designerbeads.com


#8

How would you use translucent mylar for photographing jewelry?

Thanks,
Vince


#9

I’m not sure what mylar is; but photographic equipment stores sell a
diffusion film, not transparent, but transluclent, specifically for
lighting bright shiny objects.

KPK


#10

Translucent sheeting is commonly used to create a “softer” light.
Harsh direct light is the enemy of jewelry photography.

While there are much better ways to make a soft, non-directional
lighting environment that is “friendly” to your images, putting a
diffuser over the direct light source is a convenient and marginally
effective solution.

BTW, the closer the diffusion is to the subject being photographed,
the softer the light, so diffusion right in front of the light source
is not a very good solution.

There are other problems associated with simply diffused light
sources for jewelry photography, but I hope the above answers your
question.

Wayne Emery
www.thelittlecameras.com


#11

Hellooooooo,

You can Google Mylar and it comes up under “Rolls”. My question is,
how do you use it, give details.

Lyn
Fountain Hills


#12
How would you use translucent mylar for photographing jewelry? 

The mylar is placed between the light source and the object being
photographed. It diffuses the light preventing ‘hot spots’.

KPK


#13
How would you use translucent mylar for photographing jewelry? 

See the book excerpts on ganoksin from Charles’s photography book.

It’s used as a diffuser.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com