If you’re having trouble figuring the best way to light your Scotch bottle — for you know, product shoots — then look no further, I have a video that’ll help you out. It’s provided by the savvy and awesomely accented whiz, Karl Taylor. In it, you’ll learn how to properly set up your lights for shooting bottled products. Although the advice seems highly specific, you’ll learn that these tools are easily adaptable to other products.
Plus, I really liked how he explains his setup in great detail, giving you the main reasons why he decided to use each light. There’s even a breakdown of his set that shows what each light does and how it affects the total image. Obviously, the point he’s trying to make is simple: Lighting for product shoots isn’t magic. You just need to know the basics and learn a little bit about art.