Jay Stoegbaueron Dec 01
I commend you for attempting to light a subject that is quite difficult! Glass is difficult because you need to describe it with reflections on the glass instead of light that reflects off of opaque objects. The stopper on the bottle is exquisite. The refractions withing the glass describe the shape and form very well. The bottle itself however could be stronger. Please try this again, and cut some white paper, (or foam core if you have it) to the shape of the bottle and place it behind the bottle at an angle where light reflects off of it. The bottle will jump to life! If this were a shot of the gold, then it would be important to reflect white into it to bring it to life. Here however, the gold just adds ambiance and I think the lighting of the gold works because it takes a back seat to the product. The highlight on the left side of the gold works perfectly.