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Photographing Transparent Objects

Have you ever tried to photograph a transparent or translucent product and had trouble getting the lighting just right? Anything from water to wine bottles can be interesting to photograph but getting the lighting to pop can be a bit tricky.

We recently came across an awesome video tutorial on Videomaker’s website about product lighting. It includes helpful step-by-step examples of how to set up lighting for different types of products, whether they are translucent, transparent or opaque.

Have you had success photographing these types of objects? What are some of your top tips?




Amanda works in Photodex's marketing department and heads up the company's pr and events efforts. She loves photography, living in Austin and making slideshows.