I've shot a good amount of reflective products in the past. There is always room for improvement, so I try to improve every time I shoot.
Some of the most challenging and time consuming objects to shoot are reflective and transparent. I wanted to find a way to capture highlights/reflections in a way that you don't even notice them as a reflection.
The first image is taken to just demonstrate the highlights on the sides in a way that adds shape to the product, but doesn't distract with any light source or reflection. There is a spot on the background that can be seen through the bottle to add some more depth and color. Each set and lighting scheme is built around the product.
The second image takes the same bottle and shows it in a slightly different way that adds it's own set of challenges. I wanted to make a brighter and warmer look this time. I added smoother highlights on the sides of the bottle, but also a pattern to the background, cut to the correct size and shape to be seen through the bottle. It's a challenge because there is more light to be controlled where it reflects and refracts. It has to be placed in the perfect spot in between the highlights to not wash one another out.
Each of these little details take a good amount of time and effort to achieve. Thank you to all my clients that appreciate going the extra mile when it comes to these details. If you are reading this as a potential client, I would love for a chance to show you how well these details reflect in your returns.