‘How To’ Full Version – Dior Perfume Bottles

For this product photography class Karl uses refraction through two Dior perfume bottles to create this lovely fresh product image.

Throughout the shoot Karl highlights common problems on might face in such a shoot –  lighting the chrome details on the bottle, the transparent bottle tops and achieving the right amount of refraction.

This photography tutorial is an uncut version of from a “How To” video available on YouTube, but we believe our members should see every step of the process that went into capturing this luxurious shot.

Watch as Karl and Urs Recher tackle each challenge, clearly explaining and demonstrating the solution to each. At the end of the shoot Karl experiments with a number of alternative lighting modifiers and shows how each produces a slightly different result.

Dior Perfume Bottle Photography

In this product photography class we cover the following:

  • Product photography: How to photograph perfume bottles
  • How to create refraction
  • How to photograph chrome objects
  • How to photograph transparent objects
  • Lighting modifier comparison and results

Watch the full Photoshop post production class for this shot here.

Comments

  1. Great shot and techniques as ever. It is so good to hear the supportive banter between you both. And Oh! Dulling sprays. In the ‘old’ days before any compressed air sprays existed we still needed to dull some surfaces like glass, wood and metal. We used to dab fresh window putty to the area. It worked a treat. It was a little disconcerting however for a male actor to have a ball of putty rolled over their shiny pate to achieve the same effect. It wouldn’t do in today’s world would it Karl?

    1. Hi Mark, It is a photographers/filmakers effect spray, you should find it online from studio suppliers.

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