I have been trying to photograph champagne flutes for Bride 2 Be Designs on Etsy for the last week. I have tried three times and fiiiiinally was happy with results from yesterday's shoot so I wanted to share in hopes this behind the scenes photo shoot tutorial will help someone else.
I knew based on my previous two attempts that I needed contrast between the background and the glass itself for it to pop. I started with our wooden fence and lightly nailed extra heavy crepe paper from Papermart to it for the contrast colors.
So this was a good start as I loved how the colors really helped bring excitement to the set. Buuuuut it was still missing something. I then added a Bubble Beaded Curtain from ShopWildThings which would ultimately add the "life" to the shot with light playing off it and add depth to the shot.
Nowwww we are getting somewhere. Here were the props I'd use to create the scene for the actual product:
FINALLY, we are ready to shoot. I started with just the glass on a wooden table:
This was a good start, but - flat. So I found some greenery in our yard, added some cranberries and large glitter from Amazon (note: I tested three types of glitter and found this to be the most visually appealing AND easiest to clean up), and voila - we were ready.
After about 50 takes, we got the shot I wanted! I would definitely recommend a remote trigger if you are doing this on your own. My first thought was to time my self-timer and I was saved by a friend who offered to be my Official Cranberry Dropper.
I hope this is helpful and informative to help understand how I put together a product photoshoot! If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. You can find me on Instagram @brookebryandphotography