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The Beer shot: deadline 03/21
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Alex Koloskov
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March 15, 2012 - 9:43 am
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For this week we'll do a beer shot. A photo for and advertisement: we should create image not only technically perfect, but also creative enough to actually sell the product. Imagine that we'll be shooting for a new brand in a beer industry, and nobody knows it yet.
It can me pouring beer, splash, beer in a glass or in a bottle.  Anything will work, anything creative and interesting to look at:-)

Want to watch a previous hangout? It is here: Studio Photography Insights with special guest: Bill Cahill

Need inspiration? Look here: 

Creative action photography: 11 amazing beverage images.

Alex, the lighting magician.
Matt Halic
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Greetings everybody!

 

Here is my shot for this weeks beer shot. I wanted to put in some splashes too, but just didnt get the little pool yet, so I couldnt spill any water in my studio. Hope to get is ASAP.

 A pic direct as it is from camera:

 

And after some editing in Photoshop

 

And a little behind the scenes pic

 

BIG thanks to my awesome girlfriend for assisting me by the shot! :D

 

Greetz,

Matt

Alex Koloskov
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Good shot, Matt. I think bottles could be post-processed better, hope Genia Larionova will show us how:-)
Now you need to start thinking how to make not just a product shot, but AD shot: more emotions, expression etc

Alex, the lighting magician.
Patric
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Hello, im the "new guy" :)

 

I can agree with Akex here, i think you should do another try on the PP, i think the photo have a big potential to be really good, i like the bottles in the first picture because i think they look more natural and inviting. Good work!

 

I have one question: How idd you get the bottles to stand like that? Fishline or somethink?

 

Regards

Patric

Matt Halic
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Tnx for your posts Alex and Patric. It would be awesome to see, how would Genia edit this pic.

Well Im still getting in this PP stuff.. so im not the best yet at that.

 

I used a white kinda "fish line" yes :D And my girlfriend balanced it. It took a while to figure it out how to hold it corectly, but when you find it out, it`s easy :D

 

Greetz,

Matt

Jeremy
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Hi Alex,

Im had some PC troubles the past few months on and off so I had some downtime and I usually follow what your up to but somehow during one of my downtimes I missed the start of this project you have started and how to become part of it. Could you please either directly let me know how and if I can join in this project you've started or share a link with me that has the details. I would really like to be a part of what your doing with this idea.

Thank you,

Jeremy Guinaugh

PS, I have you in my circle on google+ and I have a wordpress account but it was migrated from when windows live killed its blogging servie Live Writer, Since then I have not done much with setting up or maintaining my WP account but its still active. But if that is needed to join this project then I will work on thatt as well.

digitalfinger
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OK here's my attempt.

 

When I was setting up the shot, I broke the glassCry So I turned a negative into a positive and photographed itSmile

 

I used 4 strobes 2 in back and 2 in front and a reflector on the label. The broken pieces of glass I shot separately under the same lighting then photoshoped them inGuinness-Ad-V2-1-of-1.jpg

to create the image.

 

Terry Croom  

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Just thought I'd ad some copySmileGuinness-worded-Ad-V2-1-of-1.jpg

ron gibbs
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I admit it up front there are few beverages in the entire world I dislike more than beer and or ale. So it’s not actually an over appealing assignment. I would guess I might be the only one who poured the props down the drain when finished.

 

My first thought was to use a cool bottle I found at the store. Had the idea to use it two versions probably with a glass(es) of beer or maybe two in the shot. 

 
concept
 
I first set up the beer bottles to get the general idea, and did a couple of test fires. The bottles were fine but I wanted more light inside bringing up the color and shape. Unfortunately every time I got light to go through the bottle the interior became cloudy. It looked very unappetizing.
 

Here was the first pair of bottles and a test for the rear light. No matter what I did the interior looked like crap whenever it was lighted.

 

cloudy beer!

 

Oh well I had also purchased a much nicer and traditional colored beer so I movde on to it. I decided to light the whole thing from below and behind, using a small hand held light to bring up the label and foam. The bottle and glass got spritzed with some water to give it a bit or of chilled look, and I used a black reflector to get an outline on the clear glass against the white background.

 

General set-up

 
general setup
 
I had to blend the floor and background in photoshop as I don’t have a continuous background that is translucent. I also cut down a bit of the black edge on the glass as I thought it was a bit too thick. First image shows the camera pic un-retouched ….
 

unretouched pix

 

And the final photoshop reworked pic.

 
final pix
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arte e Immagine
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Hello
Sorry for my little Italian English.
Here is my shot for this week about beer shot, I haven't a set up photo but I'll serach to axplain this.
I have done 4 shots :
the first on white with 2 banks  front the bottle for a good illumination.
After I have create a selection of the bottle.
The second shot, I have used 3 flashes: 1 under the table with a red gel, to create the fire , 1 flash behind
the scene with a blue gel and grid, the third with a snoot and grid to the bottle.

The other 2 shots with all the flash turned off and I have used a red LED illumination with 2 seconds each shot.

After, I put selected bottle in the good shot, I used curves , finally I merged the other 2 shots with  blend mode adjustments.

I hope to have explain clearly my shots.

Thanks  Alex for your lessons !!!!
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Patric
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i really like Ron Gibbs photo, very nice work!

 

When my kids were sleeping i rushed up my flash gear and started shooting, but my younger doughter woke up so i did only get 30 minutes of photographing.

One thing i dont like about this picture is that i didnt get the time to light the whole bottle as i wanted. I want some light on the neck of the bottle to, will se if i get some time before 3 / 21 to shot this image again. Another thing may be that the flash i use to lght up the lable is a bit reflective. 

This is a Swedish beer from a small town in Sweden.

 

Cold-Beer.jpg

Patric
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I have one with better lighting on the lable, i´ll go with this one instead

 

IMG_3380-Redigera-2.jpg

shamtor
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Hi, I just finish to shoot the assignment for this week. To create the block of ice I need take some time. there are 2 shoot of the setting I used in studio. The hensel 800 with the blu gel from  the right, an hensel 500  back of me and another hensel 800 from the left, with softbox and another light diffuser on the table.IMG_0369.jpg

Alex Koloskov
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Wow, so many submissions! We still work on our shot:-)

Jeremy Guinaugh, There is nothing special you need to do to join the group: just start doing our assignments, and you will receive the feedback and critique on them during hangouts. I have added you to a studio hangout circle, meaning you'll be invited every Wednesday and Thursday. However, it does not mean you'll be able to join, as only first 10 may do so: this is limitation form google.

In any case you'll be able to watch the hangout and do our assignment. Looking forward to see your work!

Alex, the lighting magician.
Sylvain
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I'm very disappointed about this shot. I've made a lot of liquid splashes on the bottle and it looked nice but I've made all the splashes  on a white background. I'm not good enough in photoshop to make a good composite… so here it is, without splashes.

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