Lighting with V-Flats Part 3 - Wine Bottle
This time we will light a wine bottle using v-flats.
Here is the setup:
There are two floor standing v-flats - essentially giant versions of the ones we used for the flowers - positioned in opposition just as we did with the flowers. A studio LED lamp can be placed on the floor pointing into the vertex of the v-flat. In front of the white v-flats and to the side of the wind bottle, there are 2 clack v-flats used to block and control the light that hits the wine bottle. What we are trying to create is an edge lighting effect. It's not essential that these are v-flats, but they are so easy to use because they are free standing and easy to adjust. Using binder clips I attached some white paper to the black v-flats to help provide the right amount of light on the bottle. Once again - experimentation is the key. Finally I added a tiny LED lamp to illuminate the bottle label and another one to illuminate the background. I am not sure why I added that last light on the background (hey it was 7 years ago!), but I'm sure it was important 🙂 It may have been turned off for all I know.
OK by now you are tired of reading about my experiments with v-flats and it's time to go and do your own experiments. Have fun!