Started a new project on “Behance”, – Smelly Bottles.
A “normal” (means flash) exposure was created to correctly expose the bottle and content. On top of the flash exposure I hand painted with a very small light probe the lettering on the front of the bottle.
That way the name “Yachtman” became readable, before it quite dark as the bottle was totally back lit. Reflectors placed tightly and carefully angled gave some reasonable roundness and detail to the top.
The top lid in action is the one chosen, it has more dynamics, although the shapes are more confusing.
Photographed on a classy glassy background, the blues were repeated to enhance volume and the “watery theme” – “Yachtman”.
Another bottle, this one encased in metal had some interesting angles to work with, so this image was more about reflections than refractions.
A bit boring and static this image, but the content is far better, so I gave it a boost…