Lakefront Brewery Extended Play

I used a small desk lamp placed behind a cut-out of a beer bottle I drew on piece of white cardboard. The white background produced too much glare behind the bottle when the light from the desk lamp shone through as well as a holo around the bottle. I taped a black sheet of 8x10 paper to the back of the cut-out to reduce the glare and eliminate the halo.

I lit the front of the bottle with a floor lamp. All light sources are fluorescent.

I must admit this was a lot of work. I have new found respect for food photographers. I assume they spend hours getting the lighting just right. I used some tips I learned from an article by photographer Phillip McCordall.

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.