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Old 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)   #1
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how do you photograph a wine bottle & glass of wine?
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Default Re: how do you photograph a wine bottle & glass of wine?

i do it like this:



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.
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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.


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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You buy a copy of Light: Science & Magic. It's pretty much all explained there.
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i do it like this:



what did you have in mind?
I like this shot. did you use soft boxes for the shoot?
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You buy a copy of Light: Science & Magic. It's pretty much all explained there.
are you talking about this one?

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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
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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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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.
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very nice work guys, ive wanted to do something similar also, thanks for the tips
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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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