I seem to be on a real beer kick lately. My last post, which was a long time ago now (apologies), I showed my progress shooting a can of beer. I finally found some time to shoot a bottle.
Although similar to a can of beer, bottles have their own challenges – primarily, you can see the liquid in the bottle, and it needs to look great!
So, a few days of work, numerous different approaches to see what I thought would work best, and this is what I came up with.
The setup was surprisingly simple – one soft box as the primary light, and one light shone up through the bottom to kick the liquid and give it some nice pop. The biggest challenge with the bottom light is controlling the light, not letting it spill onto the back or front of the product, and having enough power to shine up into the liquid.
The rest is just careful placement of the soft-box relative to the bottle, rear reflection, and gobos to control the light. And of course, the sweat on the bottle to give you the impression it is cold and ready to drink.
If you have questions – don’t hesitate to ask. Hope you enjoyed this post!