Testing Bushmills

By: Gustav Hoiland

Sep 29 2011

Category: studio

1 Comment

Focal Length:40mm
Shutter:4 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Aluminum Spotlight

Not enough energy for selfing tonight. Instead, handheld lights and a clipboard backdrop along with this goodie. One of about ten things that are on my to-photo list (aluminum Red Bull can, glass coke bottle, plastic Nesquik bottle, more miniature alcohol…), all contained in a handy cardboard box in the corner.

What this kind of work really does though is test my tolerance for imperfection, and more importantly my ability to actually pursue absolute rightness within the shot. Here I think the bottle is slightly slanted/cropped perhaps 2 degrees off vertical, it’s not perfectly centered, there’s some errant glare on one point of it, and… well, suffice to say I shot and edited it in about 30 minutes, not five hours.

On the lighter side, there’s all kinds of great stuff I picked up while shooting it and now when reviewing I noticed a whole lot more. All kinds of details that are taken for granted (or rather overlooked) when shooting. Scrutiny scrutiny scrutiny, and a bit of pleasure.

Diageo, sweet Diageo (umbrella company, owner of featured product).

One comment on “Testing Bushmills”

  1. i like this photo so much

    about to try myself !

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