How the Table Affects Your Image in Product Photography

Product photography is a highly intricate and precise genre in which you have to be able to control every last angle and reflection. This helpful video discusses how the table on which you are shooting can affect the results while demonstrating on a wine bottle.

Coming to you from Dustin Dolby of workphlo, this great video examines how the table on which you are shooting affects the results in product photography, specifically when you are photographing a wine bottle. Many product photographers actually use a custom table specifically to create the right highlights on the bottle. Even if you are not interested in product photography, it is well worth taking a couple hours on a weekend to try it out, as the problem-solving that goes into crafting a well-lit shot can really improve your lighting skills in many other genres, and a glass bottle is full of challenges worth tackling. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Greg Urbano's picture

As a hobbyist one of my 2020 resolutions is to expand my photography from landscapes into product/portrait work. Every video serves as a stepping stone to that goal, thanks for sharing.
One of 2019's tabletop results below.

Thanks for sharing. Another great YouTube channel to follow and learn.

Ivica Drusany's picture

Read the label you are shooting. It says "Wines of Croatia", not Serbian red :)