Originally uploaded by Tukay Canuck
How to get this type of shot.
This was shot on a glass coffee table.
First, clean the coffee table thoroughly with glass cleaner.
Next, tape black construction paper to the bottom of the glass, near the rear of the table.
Thirdly, prop a black background in behind. I used the black side of a circular reflector (the “gobo” side).
For the lighting, I used a ring flash, which is a circular flash that wraps around the lens. This is good for macro and product photography.
I also used a remote flash off to the left side.
I held a white reflector on the right side to fill in the shadows a bit (I actually used some paper towels, as they were handy).
Because I was holding the paper towels, I had the camera on a tripod and I set it to timer mode, so I had time to press the button, then hold up the white reflector.
For the beer can, I sprayed it with a water bottle to give it more beads of water.
After the “money shot” was verified, I enjoyed the beer.