Photographing glassware is especially challenging, as controlling the reflections can be particularly difficult. Even if it is not something you normally do, it is fantastic lighting practice, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to photograph clean glassware on a black background with only speedlights.
Coming to you from workphlo, this fantastic video tutorial will show you how to photograph glassware on a black background using only speedlights. Photographing glassware is always tricky because of the reflections, and curved glassware is especially tricky since the angles of the reflections are always changing. This is why even if you do not do product photography professionally, simply making a weekend project of practicing a shot like this can do a lot to improve your lighting skills in whatever genre you do shoot. And the best part of this tutorial is that you do not need expensive lighting to do it; just your speedlights will do the trick. Take a few hours this weekend to try it out. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
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