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7 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Doesn't that depend on the material? Are they all reflective?

 

Before I bought the background board above, I regularly used a white melamine tray without refection problems. I would have thought black boards less reflective.

 

 

Depends I would think on the material.

 

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15 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

For those using black cutting boards:  what about reflections from the surface?

 

 

Sometimes I get a bit of reflection, but slightly adjusting the lighting takes care of anything problematic; Also, I don't use a flash. My cutting boards are quite scratched up, which further dulls the surface ;)  Sometimes I want a dense black background, but other times I really like that clearly, these are cutting boards beneath the food.

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As an example how my life is going, my new Sony lens won't be fully paid off till next year but already I have dropped it on the floor.  Thankfully the lens is ruggedized and it landed on the rug.  No harm seems to have been done.

 

Some of my finest portrait photographs have been made with flash, although I have never tried using flash for food.

 

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You got off lightly with a warning from the universe Jo. Buy a lottery ticket with the money you just 'saved'.

 

I still haven't got over losing a Nikon 28-200 zoom that toppled from a tripod I hadn't give enough attention to. I had to replace it with a cheaper 28-300 that I still can't love.

 

Flash has its place but sometimes takes a lot of taming.

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11 minutes ago, FlashJack said:

You got off lightly with a warning from the universe Jo. Buy a lottery ticket with the money you just 'saved'.

 

I still haven't got over losing a Nikon 28-200 zoom that toppled from a tripod I hadn't give enough attention to. I had to replace it with a cheaper 28-300 that I still can't love.

 

Flash has its place but sometimes takes a lot of taming.

 

I once had a 1000mm lens pull the bottom off a camera body.

 

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