Product Photography – Wine Bottles – Arrowhead Winery, Northeast P.A.

7 01 2014
Arrowhead winery - Xmas tree wine bottle

Arrowhead wine – Xmas bottle

Product photography of Xmas tree wine bottle v2

Product photography of Xmas tree wine bottle v2

Xmas tree wine bottles

Xmas tree wine bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three versions of a small product studio shot of a pair of Xmas tree shaped wine bottles from a local winery in Northeast P.A. called Arrowhead Winery on Rt 20.

 

The bottles where placed on a table in front of white background paper and lite with two 30×40 soft boxes, one on each side of the bottle towards the back illuminating the back edges and contents of the bottle. Then I placed two 30×40 white foam core boards in front of the subjects to reflect lights back onto the lettering and front of the bottles. I bracketed the exposures and during the post processing I pulled one of the underexposed images and used the underexposed sides of the bottles and combined the proper exposure of the bottles and the proper exposure of the sides into one combined exposure in PhotoshopCC.

I used fake snow to surround the bottles and add a bit of seasonal element to the foreground image.

Backgrounds:

The color lights where produced with Xmas lights hanging from a bar in the studio with the camera out of focus.

Snow covered evergreens was a stock shot I had on file

The red and yellow streaks where produced with a preset from OnOne enhance.

The bottles and snow where cut out of the studio background using the pen tool in PhotoshopCC. With the background removed it was easy to experiment with different backgrounds.





Product Photography – High angle images of Whiskey bottle and glass

7 01 2014
5&20 whiskey bottle and glass

5&20 whiskey bottle and glass

Small Product – Beverage – Behind the scene

High Angle 5&20 whiskey shot

Camera equipment and shooting information:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed 1/125th   ISO 100

Canon 24-70mm 2.8L – 70mm@ F8.0

Bogen/manfrotto  3236 with 410 gear head

Really Right Stuff – L bracket and quick release mounted to 410 gear head

Lighting equipment:

1st LumoPro 120 on camera type flash with long DIY snoot @ full power shooting thru back on bottle

2nd LumoPro 120 on camera type flash with long DIY snoot with small aperture @ ¼ power hitting just the logo on the bottle top.

White lightening ultra 1800 with a grid and barn doors @ 1/32 power lighting the front of the bottle

Barn doors keeping the light from spilling on to much of the table surface

Lighting control and triggering:

Paul C. Buff cyber commander used to adjust power on ultra 1800 and trigger cyber synchs on the Lumopro 120’s

Camera controlled thru CamRanger- using the camranger to use live view and controlling camera settings wirelessly. The CamRanger lets you view and control all camera functions from an Ipad or Iphone.(nice piece of equipment)

Table top is inexpensive laminate flooring from Home Depot.

Post Processing:

I used Lightroom 5 for basic post processing which included warming up the entire image and then pulling all that warmth off the top label and side label.  I also used Lightroom to crop the image, add contrast and clarity to the overall image as well as a vignette

The image was then moved to OnOne Perfect enhance 8 where I used the HDR adjustment bush on the top label and side label to sharpen them up and add contrast and the boarder was also added in OnOne.

The final stop was in Photoshop CC to clean the image up. Spot removal etc.

Behind the scene of the 5&20 whiskey bottle

Behind the scene image showing camera position and light placement








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