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Jay L's picture

Cocktails

I'm new to Fstoppers and trying out the groups. Here a 2 shots of some cocktails—any feedback would be appreciated.

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Jason, you're not making the rookie mistake of over-lighting. These are rich. The first cocktail shot is actually pretty well lit with good separation from the table. I just can't seem to take my eye off the wilted celery. It seems like the dried citrus and pistachios had a lot of potential but the arrangement could have been a little stronger.

I think everyone will immediately see the challenge with the second cocktail and that is the color of the drink matches the background. Either using a fill card very close or a grid spot on the shoulder of the glass would have provided some separation. Or making the drink less dense so you could pump some light through the liquid.

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Hey, Thanks for you input. I agree with you on the martini shot. I think part of the problem was working on a screen with the brightness set too high. I dig back into my exposure plates and work on the separation. Thanks again.