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Sep 22, 2006 15:01 |  #1

Hi everyone, here is a tutorial i made on how to light a bottle of perfume.

it covers only the basic but if you have any doubt feel free to ask

this is my first tutorial so dont be to harsh =)

NOTE: i know this shot is not perfect, maybe the bottle is not very clean or minor errors, but i made this shot only to ilustrate this tutorial

well, here we go!

1. put a black cloth for the background
2. on top of the cloth you have to put a glass, i lift it just a little to separete it from the cloth and get the reflections (youll see what i mean) all the way to the bottom.
3, put a strobe with a soft box on the left at 45 degrees.
4 with a black cardboard block the light fom the soft box to the background (this is to be sure we get a pure black background)
5 meter your light and shoot

this is what i get so far

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ok, now we can se our bottle lighted, but still not good enough, so next step is to put aour fill light on the right

6. put a piece of white cardboard to the right of the bottle, this will have 2 purposes fill light and to add another white reflection on the right like the one created with the softbox. put it as close as you can without seeing it on the frame.

this is what we get

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nice right? but still not good enough because our bottle is not black , so what we have to do is

7.cut a piece of white cardboard with the shape of the bottle and put it just behind the bottle, the cardboard has to be smaller than the bottle so our camera dont see it.

this is what our final shot will look like

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now we have our bottle with a nice lighting, Actually i like the way the bottle blends with the background, but if you dont like it you can move both your softbox and your fill cardboard more to 80-90 degrees, that way you will have your reflection all the way to the sides.

this is a shot of how my set up looks like ( i dont have very expensive equipment so dont laugh at my set up =) )

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this set up can be uses with a lot of similar things like beer, soda , etc

Well, now you know how to shoot a bottle of perfume, so take your camera and make yor own shot, oh and come back here and show us your results =)

Thats it, hope you like this tutorial
fell free to ask any questions about this tutorial

thanks for watching, ill try to make some more tuts as soon as i have the time

cheers

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Sep 22, 2006 17:07 |  #2

thanks... i enjoyed this


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Sep 22, 2006 20:13 |  #3

thanks WilliamL Glad you like it =)


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Sep 23, 2006 09:47 |  #4

Very cool. I'll give this a try later today.
Thanks, henry_b


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Sep 23, 2006 13:00 |  #5

Great ideas Henry, thanks.


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Sep 23, 2006 13:47 |  #6

Henry.. I've been trying this and it has been turning out pretty good.. by no means as good as yours... but on my bottle i get the image of the softbox... what am i doing wrong?? also i tried putting a piece of white paper behind the bottle and it didn't work like yours...


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Sep 23, 2006 14:36 |  #7

thanks for taking the time to put this together. It's raining outside and I was trying to figure out what to do so now I will try this.


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Sep 23, 2006 15:01 |  #8

At step #7 you mention cutting a piece of white card to the shape of the bottle, but I cannot see this in you pic of the setup. Is it there but I just can't see it?


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Sep 23, 2006 15:06 |  #9

i dont understand...

eau de toilette is french for 'toilet water'


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Sep 23, 2006 15:08 |  #10

TeeJay wrote in post #2026794 (external link)
At step #7 you mention cutting a piece of white card to the shape of the bottle, but I cannot see this in you pic of the setup. Is it there but I just can't see it?

he explains:)

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7.cut a piece of white cardboard with the shape of the bottle and put it just behind the bottle, the cardboard has to be smaller than the bottle so our camera dont see it.

ta da!

Nice tutorial henry.


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Sep 23, 2006 23:55 |  #11

Actually, I think it may be the piece of white card with a toothpick laying on the upper right side of the set-up image. Perhaps the toothpick is used as a support to hold the cut-out against the back of the bottle.

This bottle is fabulous BTW. Have you played with underlighting it too? :)


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Sep 24, 2006 00:11 |  #12

anybody, any idea why it is called toilet water?


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Sep 24, 2006 01:15 |  #13

Mmm, I figure it must work well with my self-made tabletop studio. Thanks for sharing that!

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Sep 24, 2006 01:17 |  #14

Servod wrote in post #2028648 (external link)
=Servo'd;2028648]anybo​dy, any idea why it is called toilet water?

Because toilet has two meanings:

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Sep 24, 2006 08:53 as a reply to  @ peterdoomen's post |  #15

thanks everyone for your comments,

williamL wrote:
Henry.. I've been trying this and it has been turning out pretty good.. by no means as good as yours... but on my bottle i get the image of the softbox... what am i doing wrong?? also i tried putting a piece of white paper behind the bottle and it didn't work like yours...

Can you post a pic to see how the soft box looks, because thats the idea, to show the reflection of the softbox to get the white reflection on the side

TeeJay wrote:
At step #7 you mention cutting a piece of white card to the shape of the bottle, but I cannot see this in you pic of the setup. Is it there but I just can't see it?

yes sorry, is not on the setup shot, i just notice it right now, is on the side of the shot, i took this shot of the setup before i put it for the last shot, but is just the piece of cardboard on the back, maybe a little rotated to the side of the softbox

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Mmm, I figure it must work well with my self-made tabletop studio. Thanks for sharing that!

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yes, i think it will work great, just put a glass on the bottom and a black background, great idea BTW, i think ill build my own too =)


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