Beverage Photography – Whiskey Glass with Ice – Graphic Representation

23 09 2015

Glass of Whiskey with Ice

Graphic Representation with colored ice

Playing around in the studio and Photoshop

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Stella Artios – Beer Bottle Photography – Product photography

19 09 2015

Beverage – Beer Bottle Photography

Bottle of Stella Artios photographed with a Canon 5D MarkIII and a Canon 24 – 70mm 2.8L. I also used a single Paul C. Buff Einstein with a small strip box attached. The light was moved around the bottle and shots where taken on both the right and left side as well as directly behind the bottle. These images where taken into Photoshop and combined and cleaned up to produce the image you see here.

Photography of a bottle of Stella Artois

Bottle of Stella Artois

 





Beer Bottle Photography – Angry Orchard – Beverage Photography

18 09 2015

Beer Photography

Close up of the neck and cap of a bottle of Angry Orchard cider

This is another Photoshop composite image made up of the front bottle 2 images,  one of the back light, one with the lid and label lit properly. Then this front bottle image was added to the image of the background bottles. The background image was blurred a bit and a warm tone radial gradient was added to give it some ambiance and finally a vignette was added to finish it off.

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Beer Bottle Photography – Beverage Photography – Product Photography

17 09 2015

Beer Bottle on Black

Beverage photography, black bottle on black background.

This image was produced using a single Paul C. Buff Einstein monolight with a large strip light. The light was moved around the bottle and an exposure was taken on the left side to rim light that side and then the same light was moved to the right side to get the same rim light and then a diffusion panel was placed in front of the strip box to produce the diffused hightlight on the left front side of the bottle and then moved to light up the cap area. These 4 exposures where taken into Photoshop and combined into the single image you see here. Some retouching and sharpening was also added in Photoshop.

Black bottle on black

Black bottle on black background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beverage Photography – Bottle Photography

14 09 2015

Bottle Photography – Skyy Vodka bottle on Blue

A multiple exposure composite in PS. I used a single light with a large stripe box on it and moved the light around the bottle to give me a quick studio shooting session and options in Photoshop when I brought the images in to composite them into the final image. This way of shooting which wasn’t possible a few years ago gives you a lot of options on how you want the final image to look and is also allows you to make multiple version of the image depending on what exposures you use in Photoshop. It allows the client to say I like this highlight on the left but I want that different highlight on the right etc. etc. This just offer many possibilities.

Skyy Vodka on blue

Product shot of a bottle of Skyy Vodka





Cosmetic / Perfume Photography – Product photographer – Western New York – Chautauqua County New York

12 09 2015

This image is a multiple image composite made up of the bottle, then the chrome lid and finally the background. The background was made by using a “lightsword” attached to a small LED flashlight with a blue filter to add the color. The individual components where taken into Photoshop and composited and retouch to clean up any blemishes.

Bottle of Beyonce Pulse perfume

Product image of a bottle of Beyonce Pulse





Family Group Portraiture – Commercial Photographer, Jamestown, Chautauqua County New York

9 08 2015

I’m not a portrait photographer usually. Usually I spend my time creating images of inanimate objects, Architecture, products and landscapes. A close friend asked me to come up with something special when his kids gathered for fathers day this year. I made an image of each family group separately while standing in the yard of their cottage. Once I had an image of each group I removed the background so that just the people where left. Once that was done I could move the groupings on to any background I would like too. This is what I ended up doing.

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Family Panoramic Image

 

 

 

 

Family Photo

Panoramic Photo of Family groups

 





Wild Turkey -Beverage studio product photography, Western New York, Chautauqua County

7 08 2015

This is a Studio Product shot of a bottle of Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon Liqueur on a barrel. The background is of a fall color leaf scene that was blurred to make it look like a shallow depth of field was used.

 

Studio Product Beverage Image

Bottle of Wild Turkey and glass photographed in the studio

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Product Photography – Food Photography, Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y.

9 12 2014
Burning Asphalt BBQ Sauce

Bottle of Burning Asphalt BBQ Sauce on Burning Asphalt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photograph of asphalt with cracks in it that I have placed glowing orange glows and flames coming out of the cracks for this BBQ sauce that is made by Burning Asphalt Sauces out of Forestville, N.Y.





Small Product Photography – Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York

7 12 2014
Lipstick on black mat

Lipstick on black

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image was produced in the studio with a single speedlight (on camera type flash) shot thru a double layer of tracing paper that was placed behind the subject and then light was bounced around with a couple silver cards to fill in the front of the products as well as some photoshop retouching to clean up the product.





Product Photographer – Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.

2 12 2014
Perfume bottle product shot

A studio product photograph of a small decorative perfume bottle

Product photograph of a perfume bottle

In the studio I place this small perfume bottle on a post to allow me to light it from all directions. 3 lights with strip or soft boxes and some reflectors where used to light the bottle. Then a bit of retouching was done in photoshop to clean up the image and finish it off.





Beverage photography – Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y. – Glass of Beer with two bottles

3 09 2014
Glass of beer

Glass of beer with two bottles

Product Photo of a glass of beer

This is two images combined in photoshop. One of the glass with a reflector behind it and then the 2nd one of the background (bottles, Xmas lights and light on the wood)





Wine Bottle Photography

6 08 2014

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Each bottle was photographed separately on a white background and then removed from the studio shot using the selection tools in photoshop. Once I had each wine bottle removed from the background I could build a background in photoshop as in the second version or I could take any image in my library and add the bottles over that image as I did with the Johnson Estate bottles and the winter image of the Winery and Gift shop.





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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