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how do you photograph a wine bottle & glass of wine?

 
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how do you photograph a wine bottle & glass of wine?

Jan 03, 2011 14:46

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i do it like this:

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what did you have in mind?
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You buy a copy of Light: Science & Magic. It's pretty much all explained there.

Jan 03, 2011 22:36 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post 21 minutes earlier.



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I shot this almost 20 years ago, while taking a commercial product lighting workshop. It took almost 4 hours to get to this stage, in proping the shot and setting the lights. This was three shots in one, using a darkened studio and covering the lens on a 4x5 camera in between setting up and shooting each stage.

  • Softbox strips or black reflectors ('negative' lighting) were used to outline the edges of the bottle and wine glass.
  • An illuminated white card was used to help lighten the red color of the wine in the glass (which would have been too dark unless illuminated).
  • And a gelled transmitted light thru a background paper was used to provide the background light.

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/IMG001.jpg

Since the label itself was secondary to lighting glass, I did not bother to try to improve that aspect of the shot, because the task revolved around illumination of glass object.
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vvanders wrote in post #11568672external link
You buy a copy of Light: Science & Magic. It's pretty much all explained there.

If you can only have one lighting book, this has to be it.

Jan 05, 2011 15:47

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andrew748 wrote in post #11565474 (external link)
i do it like this:

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what did you have in mind?

I like this shot. did you use soft boxes for the shoot?

Jan 06, 2011 00:40

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vvanders wrote in post #11568672external link
You buy a copy of Light: Science & Magic. It's pretty much all explained there.

are you talking about this one?

http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1294303633&​sr=1-1external link

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picard wrote in post #11583090external link
I like this shot. did you use soft boxes for the shoot?

thanks
no, it was a bounced 580ex ii with lambancy bowl.
just a very quick snap really, when you do your pic, pay more attention than i did to the glass:oops:

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Light, science and magic is my bible, I wish I had a copy. Learnt soooo much, extremely high on my too buy book list when I have spare cash.

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Dranom wrote in post #11583446external link
are you talking about this one?

http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1294303633&​sr=1-1external link

Yes

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Another endorsement for the book "Light, Science and Magic". Great stuff in there for all kinds of elements, not just glass, and easy to understand and replicate for learning.

Jan 06, 2011 07:34

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very nice work guys, ive wanted to do something similar also, thanks for the tips
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Jan 06, 2011 09:00

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windpig wrote in post #11584071external link
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cool! thanks!:D

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I did this a couple of years ago. There were several exposures blended in Photoshop with layer masks. I used a white card behind the glass to get a nice highlight on the surface of the wine, then edited out the card.

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