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Collection of Glasses | by Billy Wilson Photography
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Collection of Glasses

© Billy Wilson 2010


A collection of different glasses filled with different liquids isolated on a white background. This is part of another series of photos that I shot for Istockphoto. Istock turned this other image down saying it had noise artifacts and flat lighting: What is up with that?


About the Photo

*Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS *Lens: EF 50mm ƒ/1.8 II *Shutter Speed: 1/125 Sec. *Aperture Value: ƒ/8.0 *ISO: 100 *Focal Length: 50mm (80mm Equivalent in 35mm Film)


I shot this on a tripod using mirror lockup and a 2 Sec. selftimer. The glass in the front is filled with Mr Clean, the glass to the right is filled with Pepsi, the red glass in the middle is filled with juice, the yellow glass in the background is filled with olive oil, and the glass in the very back is filled with artificial vanilla extract mixed with water. The glasses are placed on a sheet of plexiglass to create the reflections. I had a north facing window with a bed sheet diffusing it to the left of the glasses that provided fill light (very little of that light made it into the exposure at 1/125 Sec.). Infront and to the right of the glasses I had a 60" Westcott reflective umbrella with a Canon Speedlite 430EX II at 1/16 power and a 50mm that provided the key light. I had a Vivitar flash at full power to light the white wall background. The Canon Speedlite was triggered by a Canon ST-E2 wireless flash transmitter on the camera. I opened the RAW file in ACR and increased the blacks, clarity, and vibrance slightly. I then sharpened the image very very slightly and opened the RAW image in CS4 and cloned out a few specks here and there. I then saved a 16 bit TIFF file, then converted to sRGB colourspace and saved as a JPEG to upload to the internet.


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Taken on April 28, 2010