Photos for La Beaute magazine
They needed photos of 6 perfumes to complete the magazine section. We’ve taken and retouched photos in magazine style.
During retouching, we get rid of scuff marks, dust and extra reflections and add some shading plus overtones.
Shooting the Armani Code perfume. We illuminate the perfume bottle by using upper lighting and white reflectors to highlight the cylindrical shape with vertical hotspots.
Vertical reflectors aren’t adequate for taking a shot of the Boss bottle. To get a nice hotspot, we make a cardboard tube and illuminate the perfume bottle from above. The camera reflection will be removed during retouching.
Shooting Lacoste perfume. This time, we use front lighting to illuminate the bottle and a side reflector to emphasize the cylindrical form of the bottle cap. It’s a fragrance for women, so we want to make this shot somewhat airy. We tilt the bottle and shake it a little to make bubbles appear. Eventually, we drop the tilting idea so as not to break the magazine’s layout.
Shooting Fahrenheit. We use backlight and upper light to illuminate the bottle. To highlight the bottle outline and avoid stray reflections, we place our reflectors as close to the bottle as possible.
На этапе ретуши избавляемся от потертостей, пылинок и паразитных отражений, а также добавляем тени и рефлексы.