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How to Capture a Complex 5-Light Beer Bottle Product Shot from Start to Finish


Have you ever wondered how those beautiful beer bottle ads in magazines are shot? Product photography is one of the more complicated genres out there, packed full of neat ‘tricks of the trade’ and lighting techniques. And if you wanna learn a few of them, this beer bottle product photo tutorial is a great place to start.

The tutorial was put together by Lee Morris of Fstoppers and makes use of Morris’ FlashDisc portable softbox, though other diffusers can be used in its place.


From how to set up a complex shot featuring 5 total flashes, to some neat product photography tricks that will make sure you get that perfect “cold beer sitting on the table” look without having to actually use a cold beer or ruin the label, there’s a lot to learn here.