Photographing the Meyrick Helmet

There had been a photo request for the Meyrick Helmet for about 5 months when I finally went and took one.

It is not an easy item to take a photo of. It is reflective so flash is a problem since it comes back at you. You can’t take the photo in ambient light since the display is strongly top-lit which results in large blown highlights at the top of the helmet.

The final photo was taken by using flash but angled across the case to increase the distance and thus reduce the glare. The result is while the image still has a blown highlight is covers a smaller area. Still there was a certain amount of relief today in seeing that the professionals at the museum who could take the thing out of the case also had problems with blown highlights.

 

 

 

 

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