This to follow up on our post from earlier today, "Photographing shiny, reflective objects, quick & easy".
Below are more great resources on shooting shiny, reflective objects.
One of the more challenging things to light is glass (and other highly reflective surfaces), because normally when we photograph a subject we are putting our light on that subject. But with glass we do the opposite, we are lighting around the subject.
I have put together some incredible examples of how to light reflective surfaces, so hang on, here goes:
The first resource (of course) is from David Hobby (aka Strobist), it was an assignment he shot of flavored vodkas, so follow this link to see all the shiny details.
Resource number two is from Strobist as well (seeing a theme here?), and it too involves alcohol (theme number two), this time it's beer, check it out.
This link is from DIY Photography (more beer).
Here are the last two well done tutorials for lighting glass here and here (sorry, no alcohol in these).
We will close with a video tutorial on how to shoot glass.
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