A&P beer still lifes...

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Thoughts on this shot?

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    How would you improve on it? What can I do to reduce the impact of the umbrella's reflection?
     
  2. trlc463

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    lives?

    and I'm no expert but the sheen of the bottle makes the edges look blurry

    and you can see the umbrella in the reflection :o
     
  3. Dwight Schrute

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    Make a softbox out of a cardboard box and white translucent paper.
     
  4. MSTRBKR

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    Yeah I think the light is too harsh.

    Maybe chill the beer, even freeze it to get some droplets on there? :dunno:
     
  5. Tvan

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    If you want droplets, mix a 50/50 water and glycerin solution, and spray it on. Works even better if you use a wax on the bottle first.
     
  6. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    I'd reshoot this. You can see the edge of the background, the umbrellas in the bottle, etc.
     
  7. FindersKeepers

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    I'd prefer to see a cold looking beer than a warm looking beer

    It just looks better

    So get it wet/chilled/etc, and adjust your lighting, and try again :)
     
  8. Mighty_Zeus

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    :nono: That kind of beer is not drunk cold.

    I would say a soft box as well, by whatever means you create it.

    Perhaps too, since it is 'still life', you could think about some constant (soft) light so that you can control the intensity better :dunno:
     
  9. alexromo

    alexromo New Member

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    use a "lighting box"

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  10. Mighty_Zeus

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    :eek3: It's genius.

    Gonna have to make one of those.
     
  11. Laurel

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    Even imperial stouts are generally served below room temperature, and regular stouts (lower in alcohol content) are generally served below 55º F. But yes, having them all covered in droplets would be strange. A glass that's been poured and then the partially empty bottle might make a more interesting photo.
     
  12. SenenCito

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    damn..I really need to learn all these tricks for food photography :bowdown::bowdown:
     
  13. Mighty_Zeus

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    :dunno: Always preferred mine right around 50°
     
  14. Laurel

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    ;)

    Like I said, below 55º.
     
  15. Mighty_Zeus

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    :werd: broseph. I guess I imagined he was talking about having it refrigerator temp.

    lol, in retrospect, 50° is not cold to me, that is June Shorts weather where I am from...lol.

    Carry on. Great shit no matter how you prefer it ;)
     
  16. tenplanescrashing

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    picture no show fo me
     
  17. Mighty_Zeus

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    You phail at internetz. It's there.
     
  18. Tvan

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    I just watched a few videos about professional studio lighting for food and other products, some of the stuff they do is really nuts.
     

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