Photographing Pottery using window light - Floor it

As the periods of strong sunlight get longer, so do your options.  I noticed there was a bright pool of light on the floor next to my window and, using my reflector to increase highlights and fill in the shadows, I managed to make a beautiful lightbox of sunlight which had it been direct, would have been much too strong.

Without polystyrene reflector

Without polystyrene reflector

With polystyrene reflector

With polystyrene reflector

What is particularly lovely is that the square of polystyrene floor tile creates pearly highlights around the edge of the pots. It gives them a  seductive glow, a gleam that is both beautiful and very high rent.

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