Wine Photography

Wine Photography

Well, this wine photography presented more than a few problems.

First, the bottle, and wine inside, to be lit with gradient light, on opposite sides of the bottle. I think it is better if the light does not go right to the edges, but allows a dark outline to remain. (Chiaroscuro as they say in painting.)

Next, and quite obvious, is the medallion on the label. Embossed with gold foil, which looks great, but this requires far less exposure than the detail in the dark label. But I need to capture the details of both.

Finally, a fine Italian wine needs a suitable backdrop, but not one that steals the show.

I attempted to create a background with an atmosphere that tips it’s hat to fine art imagery. I think this welcomes a fine Italian wine quite well.

All in all, this was a bigger challenge than one may imagine “photographing a bottle of wine” would be.

If you would like to find out more about Nativ wines from Italy here is a link to their website.