Photography Challenge - Week 34

19 August - 25 August

Are you looking for some photography ideas to test your skills and get your creativity flowing? We’ve got 52 weeks of photography challenges to help inspire you – view the full list of challenges here.

This week's challenge is...

Chanel No.19 perfume bottle in ray of light

Perfume Bottles

As I showed when I created two very different images of the same Chanel No. 5 perfume, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to making creative product photos of perfume bottles.

As you’ll see in many of our perfume product photography classes, we use various different types of backgrounds. From custom-made tiles to simple gloss acrylic or even water, the background you use can have a big impact on the shot.

Another way to get creative is to experiment with your angle of view. Although product photography generally utilises a low angle of view, many of my perfume images are shot from above. Why? Because it suited that particular shot. So play around and see what works best for your shot.

And finally, the lighting. Although perfume bottles aren’t the easiest of subjects, they are beautiful to light. They often have interesting shapes and little details that can make photographing them a real treat.

Below are just a few of the classes on Karl Taylor Education that may provide some inspiration for this week's challenge.


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  1. pity I missed the event .. I have a large portfolio of perfumes .. if you are interested I can post the link of my site.

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