Glass bottles are another subject that many photographers struggle to make appealing, but they can be key to many advertising and product photographers careers. The techniques for shooting glass and liquids require a certain discipline and knowledge that, once acquired, will help you understand a variety of other similarly difficult lighting situations.
Having shot lots of beverage photography throughout his career, Karl outlines the most important things to consider when shooting these subjects, including the lighting on the bottle, the vibrancy of the liquid, and what glass and ice cubes to use.
Throughout this demonstration Karl shows you exactly how to style and light an advertising-style image of a bottle of whisky, explaining why and how to use gradient lighting, how to control reflections in glass, and how to light details like the label.
- How to photograph glass bottles
- Lighting setups for beverage photography
- How to create gradient lighting
- Controlling reflections in glass surfaces
- Techniques for lighting liquids
There is also an accompanying post-production class for this shoot, where Karl demonstrates how to retouch bottle photographs.
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NOTE: This class is available with English subtitles and automatic translations.