Tommy Hilfiger in the Dark

This is one of my experiments on dark room photography. A desk lamp is setup right under the bottle to give it a glowing effect. Photo is post-processed with Photoshop CS4 to remove dust as well as unwanted lines and smudges with clone tool. The reflection had to be re-created with CS4 as the one on the glass did not turn out fine i.e. smudges, dust, greyish tone which I found very difficult to edit.


The Setup

  • Diana 6y

    Wonderful lighting. It's a great shot.
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  • Haris Awang 6y

    Hey thanks Diana!
  • David Kittos PRO 6y

    Very ingenious use of the desk lamp - well done! A bit of critique: I've looked at the large size of the picture and I think it could be improved with some more light on the left and right edge of the glass to emphasize the shape. I would suggest that a small size of background (barely filling the image in the viewfinder) and a second desk lamp behind the cloth to light the edges of the bottle. I strongly recommend the book "Light Science and Magic" which has a chapter on how to do this kind of shot (called "Dark field"). Again, I think you've done a great job with such limited equipment.
  • jobcibi PRO 6y

    Great shot and lighting!
  • Farzenny 2II 6y

  • Haris Awang 6y

    Thanks David Kittos, for your constructive comment. Your wine glass in the dark photo really inspired me to do this shot. I will have to get a couple more desk lamps before I can afford real strobes. Thanks also for recommending the book "Light Science and Magic".
  • Haris Awang 6y

    Thanks jobcibi & Farzenny 2II!. Farzenny, how's your DIY stuff coming along?
  • Farzenny 2II 6y

    Had company over the weekend so was not able to get the items from Carrefour. Will try my best this weekend. Found the white corru boards. Am looking for the table lamp and bulb. Hopefully I can get to it this weekend.
  • José Feliciano Cerdeño 6y

    fantastic shot!! And thanks for the explanation :)

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  • Dharanendra Momaya 6y

    Beautiful light.....!
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Taken on August 17, 2009
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