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Edges soft, light bleeding around the bottle.
I have positioned the bottle on seamless white paper (table and background).
Have a softbox for back light and an other softbox for main light, lightning the front and sides of the bottle.
No matter how I position the softboxes, and adjust the power of the strobes, the edges of the bottle continues bleeding out.
I have added to pictures. Last one with only back lighting.
Its frustration not to be able to get the edges nice and sharp.
Any ideas of what I’m doing wrong, or some good tips?
I have tried copying the setup Greg done: "How to Create a High Key Background". The product shooting video of the microphone.
Lower apertures wil make it difficult to control the light from the strobes, as it gets to powerful.
But I'll definitely try your advise. I'll have to add distance from the strobes to the wine bottle, to minimize the light.
How low in aperture did you go?
I wouldn't worry about it too much, especially for only web photos, but if they HAVE to be PERFECT then I would lower your bg light, clip the bottle out with the clipping tool in photoshop and place it on a plain white bg of just the white sweep. You might have to add a drop shadow to the bottle but thats it. I've done it hundreds of times and it works...but again only if the client has the $$$ to pay for it and the photos need to be 100% as in for larger print applications. Post some tests when you get a chance.
But I find it hard to place the, using both left and right soft box. The cards tend to block the light from the soft boxes to the bottle. If I move them further back (behind the bottle), I would guess they won't have the supposed affect.
I'm not going for 100% white. Clipping in photoshop would make the bottle "floating in space". Kind of like the vague shadows under the bottle.
Perhaps the idea, of not going for perfect is the right way to go.
My client is my own small online wine shop.
I'll try some tests with black cards and aperture, and post them.
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