Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I've been playing around with trying to photograph this bottle of scotch the last couple of days. I been having a lot of trouble with the reflections, especially the light reflecting off the back window. What I really need is a nice backdrop to put behind.

This result isn't too bad. Its not that great either, there's still a lot of reflections all over the place. I used one strobe with a reflector umbrella bouncing off the wall to the right. I think for ideal conditions here's what I would want:
              • One softbox at the right with a reflector on the left. The softbox should give nice diffuse lighting and a key light on the bottle while the reflector should provide adequate fill for the front of the bottle and glass
              • A backdrop and sides to get rid of errant reflections
I'll have to try this again in a few months.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 85L, f/4, 1/4s, ISO 400, strobes fired.

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