2 bare Sunpak 383's as backlights, and another Sunpak through an umbrella high above the camera. We only had half an hour but we managed to get 5 or 6 really good shots. This one has been worked on quite a bit. This is Niagara Lane in the city about 6:30 at night, and the light was quickly disappearing. Melbourne has some pretty good alleys.
I did a shoot last week with my buddy Rom, and we went for 5 different looks. We covered alot of ground over the course of four or five hours. This is a composite with a single Sunpak through an umbrella high above, and another sunpak on the ground in front bounced into a silver reflector.
How hard can it be to light a wine glass? Plenty hard. You don't so much light the glass itself, but rather, the things that are reflecting off the glass. Not much light was directed at the wine glass, but I spent a fair bit of time trying to make the reflections less complicated. Having text on the glass added another level of complexity. I had a softbox behind the glass and two thin strips of white card either side. No front lighting at all. That tended to make the writing invisible.
Brendan O'Shea spent 20 years as a musician, spending most of his time in Canada, the USA and Japan working with some of the world's great musicians. When kids came along, it was suddenly time to grow up and get a "real" job. So it was off to Swinburne Uni followed by a career in design and photography. Music production still plays a major role in his professional and personal life. He also prefers to speak in the third person.