Red Wi, um, Water Glass

This is a 3 exposure merge of a wine glass shot with dyed water. I have been learning to blow out backgrounds and figured I would attempt to shoot glass.

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  • Brankica Kajtez Ilic 4y

    Great work!
  • IIGQ4U 4y

    Thank you very much for the compliment.
  • Alan Taylor 3y

    The glass is nicely handled - well done.
  • IIGQ4U 3y

    Thank you very much Alan.
  • JeffInVan 3y

    What kind of flash setup are you using to blow out the background so cleanly?
  • IIGQ4U 3y


    For this setup, I used continuous lights, though it would be easier with speedlights. If you are using speedlights, set your ISO to approximately 400. Aim one speedlight toward the background (I used white foam core). Underneath the glass is a piece of white foam core and a thin glass sheet. (White plexiglass can also be used). If you angle the foam core above the glass and bounce the flash off of it, you should be able to blow out the background all around the glass. Another option you have is if you have two speedlights is to aim one flash toward the white background and use another to bounce off of a white ceiling.

    One more thing, to highlight the edges, you will want to place small black strips of paper or similar to separate the glass from the background.
  • JeffInVan 3y

    Very cool; will have to give that go sometime.

    Where did you place the dark strips relative to the glass?
  • IIGQ4U 3y

    My previous commentary was somewhat incorrect. I will reply shortly with a setup photo and out of camera photo.
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Taken on June 2, 2011
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