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Strobist Bootcamp Water

This is the fourth concept that I had for the strobist bootcamp assignment (the third idea didn't turn out so well; I won't bother to post it). This bottle was a total nightmare to light -- I only have one light, which makes glass especially difficult to light properly. This was lit with a strobe on the right behind a huge white plastic bin to spread the light out. On the left is a large sheet of white paper, propped close to the bottle so that the reflection runs the entire length of the bottle. Behind the bottle, I have a white piece of paper cut to the shape of the bottle. This reflects the light through the bottle so that the blue color shows up better.

 

The coins were equally difficult, since I had to drop them with one hand and trigger the camera with the other. I probably have 50 or 60 different shots that didn't turn out right at all!

 

Next time I am going to shoot a clear bottle -- it would be (was) so much easier...

 

Setup is here and my process is here.

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Uploaded on August 17, 2006