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Empty Wine Glass | by Dave Dugdale
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Empty Wine Glass

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This was a much harder shot to take then I thought.


It took many attempts to get the lighting just right on this shoot. I learned a ton about lighting today doing this lesson. Reflective translucent objects like this are hard to do.


I started with lighting from the back - that was a mistake.


Then I tried from the side - another mistake.


I tried lighting it from above - wrong.


Finally I bounced it off a white background and carefully got the camera lined up with the reflection off the white background perfectly while flagging both sides of it with black. Another added touch was placing it on a black surface.


I will make a video on this soon on how I got this shoot.

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Taken on October 13, 2010