I shot this image a while back to help a guy out on a photography forum. He had been asked by a client to reproduce this style of lighting (the client provided this companies product image as an example) and he wanted to know how to do it. The shape of the highlights down the side, coupled with the vertical highlight in the cap had people declaring that it must have been CGI. Naturally I disagreed; so when I saw one in the refrigerator of a convenience store I grabbed it. After attempting to drink it, unsuccessfully, I took it into my tiny studio space to shoot it. Turns out reproducing this lighting wasn't all too difficult, although it was one of the more complex tabletop lighting set ups I've done.
November 25, 2014