Glass bottles present a challenge for photographers. But they can be key to successful advertising and product photography 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.
In this class, 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.
He also explains why and how to use gradient lighting, how to control reflections in glass, and how to light details like the label.
In this class:
- How to photograph glass bottles
- Lighting setups for beverage photography
- How to create gradient lighting
- Controlling reflections in glass surfaces
- Techniques for lighting liquids
To see how Karl retouches this image, check out Whisky Product Retouching.
If you enjoy this class, you might also like to watch Whisky Photography.
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