Lighting glass

I spent the morning lighting cocktail glasses.

Glass can be tricky to light, partly because it’s transparent and partly because it reflects everything. I used the’dark field’ method for these shots.

With the dark field method, you highlight the sides of the glass and protect the glass from direct light. This was my set up.

Some of the glass shapes are really quite attractive.

I also tried the ‘bright field’ technique. You need a lot of black fill cards to ensure you get a dark edge to the glass to reveal its shape.

Finally, I tried light painting the glass (and the background) with a torch.

This is photo story 4/52. More details about this project.

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