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Drink Photography Test Shoot Session

I have been wanting to expand a bit into drink photography and see if my moody edgy bold & graphic style fit with the genre.

First off was local rum brand: Lyon Rum Windon Distilling Company - Saint Michaels Maryland.

I spent three hours getting the lighting dialed in for this shot:
Lyon Rum - Dark Rum with double rim lights

In the end I opted for a four light setup with scrim diffusion to create the rim gradient, a direct frontal strobe on the label, I was getting glare from a overhead key light so I opted to move it to eye level and voila no more huge key light reflection.

Lyon Rum with glass