This part of the Elements of Light is focus on the use of color as an accenting feature of shot.
In this shot, I used a bottle of Irish Manor Legendary Irish Cream Liqueur that the PHDI department has as a prop.
To light this shot, I used two lights, a main light and a color light. The main light is bare with a large scrim in front of it softening the light. The color light has two blue gels in front of it which both knocks down the amount of color, but also makes it a bit more intense. I also used is a reflector next to the color light and one next to the main light. Both reflect in the bottle providing form.
Because the color light was a hard light, it was creating a highlight that I didn’t really want, so I put another scrim in front of the color light which softened it nicely. However, that also made the reflection in the rear a bit less intense.
Canon 30D + 17–85mm f/4–5.6 IS. ISO 100. f/13. 1/4″.
Big thanks to Ru, Robin and Beth who helped me out with the lighting and to Clem for the backdrop advise and of course to Marilyn for a few tips.