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Nemuro Wine – 2009

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2012 by projectxo

A couple years back, I wrote about photographing the Nemuro wine bottle; which turned out to be a lot of fun because I was able to do it with only 2 lights.  I received the 2009 vintage a few days ago.   My first reaction after seeing the bottle was: “*%^$*!, black label on black bottle…” Continue reading


Lighting a Translucent Bottle

Posted in Equipment, Lighting with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2011 by projectxo

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Ever since I shot the Nemuro Cabernet, I’ve been very curious about how to shoot a translucent wine bottle.  Obviously, I could have used the exact same setup; but it won’t bring out the color of the liquid inside the bottle.  After some research, I found a website called DYI Photography; which described a very clever way to photograph beer (hmmm… beeer…).  The main idea is to light the bottle almost entirely from the bottom.  Here is my attempt. Continue reading