Hot Glass Sculpture

Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by Don Kondra, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    531
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Greetings,

    This is a sculpture I made in an introduction to glass blowing workshop.

    Shot in a 28" light tent with one 26w CF boom light and white foamcore clipped to both sides of the tent.....

    [​IMG]


    Cheers, Don
     
  2. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Tough deal on the specular highlights. Glass is usually better when lit from the back. Give it a try if you have a moment.

    Love & Bass
     
  3. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    531
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Excuse #6

    I wanted the internal fire.

    Cheers, Don
     
  4. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Certainly up to you. I am just making suggestions.

    Love & Bass
     
  5. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    531
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    And I thank you for that.

    Tried your suggestion. On the next two shots I didn't bother with much PPing :mrgreen:

    This is with minimal back light...

    [​IMG]

    And very little top front corner light...

    [​IMG]

    Just for the heck of it this is a 15 second exposure with no lights except cloudy reflected daylight from the east side of the tent. The tent opening is facing north, the west side is blocked with foamcore and the south side is the backdrop..... little after 2 pm.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers, Don
     
  6. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    531
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm curious about the shot you have on your web site of the three wine bottles?

    Perhaps the client requested it be shot that way ?

    Cheers, Don
     
  7. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Excellent attempts! Actually I think the top front corner light gives the glass the nicest shape.

    The three wine bottles was a failed attempt for The Jackson Hole News & Guides FAF special section. The Art Director loved it and it was quite effective because the photo ran small.

    Love & Bass
     
  8. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    531
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I just can't help myself Craig,

    Why would you put that "failed attempt" on your web site?

    Cheers, Don
     
  9. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Feel free to speak your mind with me Don! Although not the smartest move; that shot really means a lot to me. I can produce slick work, but I also like to have fun and stir emotion.

    Check out http://craigblankphotography.viewbook.com/ This is more recent work. As you can see I am not always a fan of details in the highlights and sharp focus.

    Thanks!

    CB
     
  10. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    531
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Okay Craig,

    I guess we can agree to disagree...

    The last shot I posted is my favorite and I am a fan of sharp focus :D

    Cheers, Don
     
  11. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Excellent!

    )'(
     
  12. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    7,006
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Kankakee, IL
    Without seeing, holding the sculpture, my instinct/training is to light whatever I put behind it. Of all the glass things I've photographed, I don't recall ever attempting to shoot something like this with such an irregular shape.

    -Pete
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
glass carving
,
glass sculpting
,

glass sculpture

,
hot glass sculpting
,
hot glass sculpture
,
how to light glass sculptures
,
irregular glass sculpture
,
photos of hot sculptures
,
sculptinglifecf.blogspot.com
,
white glass sculpture