Glowing Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka
The concept was rather simple: make the bottle of Grey Goose vodka glow. I tried an approach that wouldn't normally work with something like a clear wine bottle, but since Grey Goose bottles are frosted, blasting the light from underneath worked perfectly.
Grey Goose Behind The Sceces
The behind the scenes shot below shows the setup; in hindsight this is not something I would recommend trying, it's a bit unstable. In order to reduce the light to just the underside of the Grey Goose bottle, I used a small 12" square piece of plywood, with a 2" hole cut in the center. On top of that I had a 18"x24" piece of black glass, placed off center for composition. Turning the modeling light on helps position the bottle on top of the light source. In the essence of time (ok laziness) I balanced all of the above (almost 10 lbs including the bottle) directly on top of the Elinchrom light and 7" reflector, which was affixed to a Manfrotto stand.
I used a strip light, shot thru heavy Savage Translum to create separation along the very outside edge of each side of the Grey Goose bottle. The light from inside the bottle was enough to light up the face of the bottle, with the exception of the cap area, which needed the Elinchrom mini spot lite (not shown, but it was directly over camera).
Minimal clean up was needed in Photoshop before cutting it out and compositing in a new backdrop. Shoot me a message if you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts
- Chad J Weed Photography