Discover the precision lighting techniques you need to shoot fragrances like a pro.
Do you want to learn how to capture professional-quality advertising photos of fragrances like this one? In this easy-to-follow class, you’ll discover the tools and techniques involved in producing this stunning Mugler Angel product shot.
You’ll learn how to stage the bottle in a creative, eye-catching way. Next, you’ll begin building your lighting setup. You’ll start with the background, achieving a perfect off-white graduated glow. Next, you’ll move on to lighting the product itself.
The big challenge on a shoot like this is achieving perfect lighting on multiple different textures – chrome lid, glass bottle, and acrylic rods. How can you create gorgeous gradients on the lid while also adding sparkling specular highlights to the different faces of the bottle? Karl breaks it down, step by step.
You’ll learn how to use lights ranging from bare bulbs to Picolites. You’ll also experiment with modifiers including scrims, grids, and Fresnel lenses. Once you’ve got the lighting just right, it’s time to capture all the different shots you need to create the polished final image in post-production.
In this class:
- Lighting techniques for product photography
- Ad-style fragrance photography tips
- How to light different textures in one shot
- Achieving perfect background lighting
- How to use a scrim
- Fresnel lens photography
- Capturing multiple shots for compositing
By the end of this class, you’ll feel be equipped and inspired to push your creativity forward and take your fragrance product photography to the next level.
To learn how to composite, edit and retouch this image, watch Mugler Angel | Post-Production.
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© Karl Taylor