Glass Top Display Coffee Table

glass top display coffee table

    coffee table
  • A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa

  • A coffee table, also called a cocktail table, is a style of long, low table which is designed to be placed in front of a sofa, to support beverages (hence the name), magazines, feet, books (especially coffee table books), and other small items to be used while sitting, such as coasters.

  • (Coffee Tables) While any small and low table can be, and is, called a coffee table, the term is applied particularly to the sets of three or four tables made from about 1790; of which the latter were called 'quartetto tables'.

  • low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served

    glass top
  • Any table whose playing field is covered by a sheet of glass. Prevalent in pubs in England.

  • This refers to a foosball table that is topped with glass.

  • something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"

  • expose: to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

  • A notable or conspicuous demonstration of a particular type of behavior, emotion, or skill

  • attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

  • A performance, show, or event intended for public entertainment

  • A collection of objects arranged for public viewing

When You Go To A General Auction And You Are The Only Photographer There You Can Get One Of These For $3 (218-365)

When You Go To A General Auction And You Are The Only Photographer There You Can Get One Of These For $3 (218-365)

It is a real simple set-up. It could be done on a kitchen table or a coffee table, or pretty much anywhere you have a flat working surface.

You can use flash or continuous lighting. For continuous lighting think CFLs, Pringles Cans, and Clamp Lights. The continuous lighting would have allowed me to see the reflection in the front panel before I shot it. However, after just reading the book Light: Science & Magic, I should have been able to pre-visualize how the lights would reflect off the surfaces.

As for the meter itself, it is a Sekonic Zoom Master 508. And I did indeed pick it up for $3 at an auction, in working condition. Nobody else there even knew what it was. Sure some of the lettering is worn off the front. But a quick visit to the Sekonic website netted me the manual for it.

A couple of improvements I should have made:
1- There is too much reflection from the left diffuser in the face of the meter. I should have either turned the meter or moved the diffuser.
2- I don't like the lighter colored band in the background. I should have moved the background further back from the flash and from the glass the meter is sitting on. That would have evened out the lighting on the background.
3- I should have given it a little longer exposure time to bring out the display panel better.

Canon A-1
One Vivitar 3700 under the glass lighting the background fired via Cactus V4..
Two Vivitar 283s, one on each side shot through a paper diffuser fired via Optical Triggers.

Springtime Flowers on an Autumn Day

Springtime Flowers on an Autumn Day

Pulled out all of the flower brooches & earrings yesterday for a group shot (they're carefully wrapped in a box, as we're selling our house so moving shortly) - I really do promise to have an enamel flower purchase free month in May, I really do LOL

I've seen a great coffee table with a glass top & slide out display drawer, that I want to buy once we're in the new place, to display all these :o)

glass top display coffee table

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