Baffled by bottle photography? Discover the techniques and tricks you need to achieve smooth, professional results.
In this class, recorded LIVE, Karl shows you how photograph a bottle of Rémy Martin XO Cognac.
This particular bottle, with its distinctive shape, presents a range of interesting challenges. Watch the class to find out how to overcome them.
Photographing a bottle like this requires a good understanding of Angles of Incidence and Reflection. Karl explains key things to keep in mind when shooting reflective surfaces like glass.
You’ll pick up tips for using multiple modelling lights modified by a scrim, making and adapting your own ‘invisible’ reflector to add a pleasing warm glow to the liquid in the bottle, and using a simple DIY flag to reduce flare.
Introducing a glass presents new lighting challenges requiring a new round of experimentation.
The final image, even before the necessary post-production, is stunning and – dare we say it – more striking than the official photos Karl surveys at the outset!
In this class:
- Bottle photography tips
- How to photograph bottles
- How to use a scrim in photography
- Lighting techniques for product photography
- Using reflectors in photography
To learn more about capturing this kind of image, take a look at our other Bottle and Beverage Photography classes.
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