The assignment sounded like it was straightforward: shoot a stemware glass containing liquid against a dark background. The added challenge was to arrange lighting so as to light the edges of the glass.
Easier said than done. When I originally shot this, I didn't like the reflections on the sides of the glass. When we discussed it in class, Don told me that the reflections are actually a very important part of the image. His suggestion was to arrange my lighting or reflectors, to show the edge of the glass.
I was really pleased with the results of Round 2.
This was shot with:
2 Godox SK-300 strobes, with soft-boxes
24-70/f 2.8 @ 60mm
In case you're wondering, that is NOT a reflection. Turns out that many commercial photographers take this type of shot by inverting one class, then standing another glass on top. Warning: don't knock the glass over; it can get very MESSY.
In Wednesday's class, Don told me that I nailed it. He added this was good enough to use in a mailer to prospective clients. I'll savour this praise for a few days. The next 2 assignments require us to take our game to a higher level.
Thanks for looking, everyone.