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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lighting for High Key Glass: Part 2

This is the second in a three-part lesson series that explores photographing reflective glass in a high key style. To see the first part, click here. Using the Backlighting Technique An alternate way to light glass objects is to back-light them, a common studio lighting technique that involves placing the light directly behind the glassware.  If you're using a large soft box, it can serve as the backdrop for the shot.  This is where the Plexiglas product-shooting table really makes things easy.  I placed a large SilverDome soft box behind and as close as possible to...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lighting for High Key Glass: Part 1

Photographing glass objects is considered by many to be one of the most challenging tasks in commercial studio photography. However, with the right tools and proper techniques, taking pictures of glass can be fun and highly rewarding. The image you see above began as a vague concept, which involved photographing a wine decanter in such a way that the final image would show off both the product and its intended use. For photographer Garry Belinsky, the goal in creating this wine shot was to create a light, airy, or high key atmosphere and to keep the decanter and the wine...

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