In this live photography show, available to watch as a replay, Karl shows you how to light and photograph bottles of clear liquid such as gin and vodka.
When it comes to photographing clear bottles, the process couldn’t be simpler. Watch as Karl shows you step by step how to photograph clear bottles.
Simple steps for photographing clear bottles:
- Prepare the bottle. This includes cleaning the bottle and creating controllable condensation
- Select the background and base surface. These will have a big impact on your overall image
- Light the product. This can be done using just a few lights with basic modifiers
- Photograph the bottle. Determine your composition and camera settings
Karl demonstrates how to achieve perfect condensation to create that cold, desirable look. He explains which backgrounds and base surfaces work best, and how to light the product using just two lights. He also shows you how to incorporate additional lights to further enhance your shot, highlighting the label and reducing unwanted shadows.
You’ll learn a host of pro-level clear bottle photography techniques that you can easily and effectively try out for yourself.
To learn more about bottle photography, take a look at our Live Whisky Photography Workshop and Wine Bottle Product Lighting classes. You can also find more instruction on creating your own perfect condensation in The Perfect Pint and Condensation Cold Look.
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