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Old 03-21-2015   #1
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I admit I cheated on the "styling" just trying to copy the photo on the carton, but another attempt at a product shot.
No detail too little to critique.
I just used water since I was just messing around, perhaps some ice chips?
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I like it. Nice sweat on the bottle. Glycerin? Or real sweat? Nice lighting, but the little dark "band" at the very bottom is odd and might be best cropped out.

And hey, it says lime OR lemon. Not both. You're cheating
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Thanks Mr. P
That's corkboard under plexiglass.
The corner , i will have to go back and crop it out.
It's just real water sprayed on.
I actually bought a bottle of glycerine, but chickened out.
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Fran, this is a great shot! I'm impressed! I'd like to have this one in my portfolio!

Just a couple of nits as I know that's what you pay me for. I don't care for the lime facing straight at the camera. A slight angle towards camera left to show some rind would be better IMHO.

You need a bit more spritz at the very top of the bottle, it's too clean up there.

I like the straight edged highlights but you can take them a step farther and get a nicer look if you put large sheets of diffusion between the soft boxes and the set and then light only part of the diffusion material. That will give you soft edged specular highlights. Either is OK but the soft-edge highlights are less distracting.

Good job!
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Thanks Brooks !
Wow.

The 48 inch vellum roll is on the way.
So quick question seen both, should the edge of the bottle be white or dark?

Dang amazon one touch ordering makes it too easy.

Fake ice stuff looks fun too.

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Fran, this is a great shot! I'm impressed! I'd like to have this one in my portfolio!
Oh great, there ya go, giving some people a big head and thinking they mastered it

Okay, back to ripping, I see what you mentioned about the water drops towards the top of the bottle, so good eye on that (you get paid for that though), but if the liquid level is around the band line, would the top get water drops? Or just a few? Inquiring minds...

When you say "diffusion panels" between softboxes and subject, are you talking some half translucent white plexiglass, or some paper, or what?
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I have seen where some
Tape off the top
Of glasses above the fluid level
I wish I could
Say that's why there's no
Spritz up there but
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I have seen where some
Tape off the top
Of glasses above the fluid level
I wish I could
Say that's why there's no
Spritz up there but
Yeah, we do that on a beverage in a glass but we spritz the entire bottle. Actually we just hold a piece of paper in front of the area of the glass above the liquid line when spritzing.
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That's a great image
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