I also faced similar kind of question when i started out in product photography, but its all started with trial and error.
I would suggest just start with whatever you have and try to improve from there.
IMO its the best method
recently Clicked this shot
Last Sunday Shoot ,
the shoot was as usual involved lots of planning , specially the water base. I wanted a base which can hold the water as well as pass light also ,
So i made it using transparent acrylic sheet and sticking a electrical wire fitting bidding on...
thanks for the edit ,
but I think removing the reflation is making it flat may be not i also tried to do that but then decided to leave it like that , and I made it in blue tone for icy feel , now it's like crystal not ice
Thanks fold for the reply and comments , yes I have heard about the glycerin and water mixture , i will try it next time, and bianni I will sure use my DIY style srip box next time
here is other shot I also clicked on that same day
This sunday I set up my table top to shoot this icy chilled look cold drink shot, I used three light with soft box one behind and two on both side at 45D, very close to subject.
all three softbox were 24"
Though My aim was to achieve a advertisement kinda looks which we sees in a...
I am doing photography for a while and love to do DIY setup shots , yesterday I tried photoshoot with my baby boy
I used three speedlight and 50mm F2
one on left one right directly on V shape large sheet in front of boy and one hitting background
please comment and suggest be how more...