Olive Oil: High key

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  1. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Alright, trying something else. Lit up a bottle of olive oil. I know there's remnants of the label on there (cloning would be a nightmare), but other than that, how did I do lighting wise?

    [​IMG]Glass lighting experiment: Olive Oil by Michael Long, on Flickr


     
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    Nicely done; the only nit is that the front is under-exposed. A tightly snooted speedlight right under the lens to throw a little light on the label & cap, and you'd nail this.
     
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    so what sort of camera/sensor is this leaf thing?

    the IQ looks amazing on all these shots.
     
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    Thanks, John. Actually, I tried just boosting the shadows a bit and the label comes right back into properly exposed without really affecting anything else. That's dynamic range for ya.

    @Braineack, it's a medium format setup. Sensor is 2x the size of a standard "full frame" 35mm based DSLR, or 5.8x the size of an APS-C based setup.

    @tirediron is this what you meant by brightening them up a bit?

    [​IMG]Glass lighting experiment: Olive oil 2 by Michael Long, on Flickr

    Same shot, just adjusted the shadows.
     
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    Definitely going the right way, still seems a bit dark, but much better.
     
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    In PS take your pen tool and put a point at each corner of the label to make a path exactly the size of the label. then convert that to a selection Mask everything outside the label and apply your curves adj to bring out the contrast etc.
     
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    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    In all my time cutting out cars with the pen tool, you would think I would have considered that.
     
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    Like this?

    [​IMG]Glass lighting experiment: Olive Oil 3 by Michael Long, on Flickr
     
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    Nice job! Compare that now with your first post. Quite a difference!
     
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    Alright, I think we have a (close to) final product.

    [​IMG]Glass lighting: Olive oil 5 by Michael Long, on Flickr
     
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