Photographing glass is challenging, but really fun. Last week the teacher had a lecture on some tips and tricks to make cheap glass look exclusive. And some other tips on how to make the highlight from the light look good and not to harsh. On Tuesday we got to experiment with what he showed us. I work with Kristian and Emma for all the assignments. We started by setting up the studio, the glass looked okay, not super, but when we snapped the shot we all went “WOW!”. The photos turned out amazing. Here’s two examples.
Cheap Ikea glasses. Don’t they look just exquisite?
This is one way we put up our studio. Though this gave a whole different expression to the photo than the two above. You can see that we never put a light directly on the glass, we always use tracing paper in the middle or point the light somewhere else. The tracing paper helps us controlling the light so we can decide how the highlights turn out.