03. Perfume Product Shoot Post Production Comments December 12, 2017 Log in to Reply Andrew Henning Very nice tutorial Karl. December 15, 2017 Log in to Reply Gurushankar Subramanian Karl would it have helped to put a strip of gold reflective paper just for the bit that goes under the bottle and leave the rest of the card white? Essentially take the same shape card you cut out but just stick on a strip of gold to the bottom of it over which the bottle sits and maybe extend out just a little bit more. December 18, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Gurushankar, yes that could have worked. Always good to try a few things and test the results. December 22, 2017 Log in to Reply David Finn This shoot and retouch may just be one of the best tutorials I’ve seen. Thank you Karl. January 3, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Thank you David. January 5, 2018 Log in to Reply Kevin What’s the monitor you’re using? January 8, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Kevin, I switch between different monitors but I was using a Wacom Cintiq which is actually a tablet. I also use an Eizo. January 6, 2018 Log in to Reply Gustavo Bird Great videos! Great tip with the polarizer. Liked the iPhone torch idea too. I’m wondering if a little “sparkle” could be gained back-lighting the liquid with directional light (from the rear instead of the top) maybe a black foam core “house/cover” for the dark bottle edges/ contrast? Or is it just too hard to get the liquid color to pop without the gold/white paper reflector shapes in back? January 8, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Gustavo, every situation and every shape of bottle presents its own challenges and opportunities. It is difficult to say what will work precisely I can only show what I do through experience given each situation. My overall techniques are similar on liquid and bottles as there are some key physics principles that are set in stone but even the bevel edge of a Chanel 5 bottle gives a different refraction to say a Dior perfume bottle. As for lighting through the product this is a technique I also use but it wasn’t going to work on this one given my shooting angle. January 12, 2018 Log in to Reply Gina Heaton In your reply to Gustova Bird, could you elaborate, just a little or as simple as you can, on the “key physics principles that are set in stone…”? I’m in the medical field and there are a lot of physics in this field so im aware that light reacts differently depending on what angle it’s hitting an object but Photography is a different challenge for me as far as light goes. Knowing how light reacts in Photography is everything to the photo. Just wondering if you would enlighten me or if it’s easier, give me some topics on the physics to google? You really are a master at knowing light Karl. April 17, 2018 Log in to Reply Raul Gonzalez Olimon Hearing your thought process as you develop a picture is the real value I find that separates you from other training videos, thanks again for the quality of work you put out May 2, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Thank you Raul. Comments You must be logged in to leave a comment.