Last week I played around with some bottles I had lying around. I was wondering how I could create a nice picture of these glass objects. Glass is always a difficult when they enter my viewfinder. Or at least a factor of annoyance. They reveal everything. I had to learn this the hard way. Seeing yourself in a reflection of a window or some designer vase can be fun, a little easter egg, but mostly it’s a pain in the ass. Trying to Photoshop yourself out takes time. Time you can’t always afford.
So as a non-product photographer I wanted to learn how to deal with it head on. By using a glass object as the subject of the photo shoot. It was really interesting to shoot these bottles (and drink them too ;)). Every tiny detail mattered. From the placement of the strobes, the white boards I used and the cleanliness of the glass (had to Photoshop out a big fat fingerprint, ugh).
I’m pretty happy with the results. Although it was a time-consuming process. But a pretty fun one to do. I learned something new. And maybe I can take it to the next level someday.