Drink

Uploaded: January 05, 2006

Description

I saw this lighting effect in a book and had to try it myself.

Comments

Dr Silly level-classic January 05, 2006

Wonderful lighting on this. You said effect, is this lighting done in PS or was it done with lights? :o) #369529

Margie Hurwich January 05, 2006

It was done with lights. One on either side of my soft box, but more towards the back to give a backlit effect. #2254538

Cyn Valentine January 05, 2006

Great job! Love the lighting! #2254854

Margie Hurwich January 05, 2006

Thanks so much, Cyn! #2255116

Sylvia Rossler January 05, 2006

I didn't see that picture in that book but for my opinion you made a great shot Margie !!! #2255312

Margie Hurwich January 05, 2006

Thank you, Sylvia!! #2255319

Brendan Knell January 05, 2006

This is absolutely beautitul Margie!!! Someone said that it looked too centered on out CC Thread, but to me, I really like it centered! #2256715

Margie Hurwich January 05, 2006

Thanks Brendan. It's becoming one of my favorites! #2256756

Kate Baumgartner January 05, 2006

Great use of light and composition. I think it is spot on. #2257162

Margie Hurwich January 05, 2006

Thanks, Kate! #2257166

Margie Hurwich January 08, 2006

Thanks, Kevin! #2265062

Tony Scheuhammer January 23, 2006

good job with the lighting! I like this a lot! #2326826

Margie Hurwich January 23, 2006

Thanks Tony! #2327344

SaMi Martin January 24, 2006

Great composition & lighting, nicely done! #2333775

Margie Hurwich January 24, 2006

Thanks so much! #2333938

Rebecca A. Steed January 25, 2006

Margie, I love it! what book did you get these lighting ideas? Very dramatic. #2337475

Margie Hurwich January 25, 2006

Thanks, Becky! I found it in a book called Photos That Sell. My shot doesn't hold a candle to the shot in the book...but it was extremely fun to create! #2337585

Kerby Pfrangle January 25, 2006

Margie wonderful lines and shapes and shadows to this image. Very good lighting and compostion. Kerby #2337592

Margie Hurwich January 25, 2006

Thanks so much, Kerby! #2337608

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 25, 2006

Very well done, Margie! I really like the drama of the lighting! #2337609

Margie Hurwich January 25, 2006

Thanks, Terry! #2337664

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 02, 2006

Congratulations on being included in the Photoflash #35 newsletter, Margie!! #2367459

Mary N C. Taitt February 02, 2006

WOW, Margie, this came out great. Congratulations on being included in the newsletter! Mary :-) #2367822

Adi Philpott February 02, 2006

Margie - Beautiful lighting. What is a 'soft box"? #2368389

Margie Hurwich February 02, 2006

How incredibly exciting! Thanks Chris, Mary and Adi! Adi, a soft box is just that, a box with soft sides to allow light to come through. Spot lights can be shined through the sides that are made up of opaque white. I purchased mine at Wolf Camera for about $100...my first attempt a lights. #2368474

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 02, 2006

Nicely executed, the lighting is perfect!! #2368584

Margie Hurwich February 02, 2006

Thanks so much, Donna! #2368601

Victor J. February 04, 2006

Margie. Nicely done. But I must know what color was the back ground and how far away from it were you? Vic #2377593

Margie Hurwich February 04, 2006

Vic, this was taken against a black background that was only about 6 inches from the bottle and glass. Let me know if you have other questions. One thing that was crucial was to take this at night so there were no reflections of any kind. Hope this helps. Thanks so much! #2377822

Shirley Pearce February 04, 2006

Hello Margie, this is exquisite!! My next step is to venture into more lighting techniques. This is just the inspiration I need! #2378102

Margie Hurwich February 04, 2006

Shirley, I agree with you about learning more about lighting. It's fascinating. Thanks so much! #2379000

Elizabeth J. Bernier level-classic February 08, 2006

Wow Margie this is amazing!!!Especially for a first time playing with lights!!! I could have stopped on any one of your lovely images but this really caught my eye!Wishes for your continued success! #2394784

Margie Hurwich February 08, 2006

Thanks so much, Elizabeth! #2394796

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 09, 2006

Great job!!! I love it...:) #2398395

Margie Hurwich February 09, 2006

Thanks, Shelly! I love this one too! #2398481

Michelle R. Kovach February 21, 2006

Congratulations Margie! #2444246

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 21, 2006

Woohoo!! All your hard work and exploration with this series is paying off! Congratulations, Margie, on your Finalist! #2444290

Barbara Helgason February 21, 2006

Congratulations Margie, I see your favorite made it!! Good luck in the next round. #2444864

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks Michelle, Chris and Barbara! You know Chris, someone saw this shot last week and suggested coffee! My series is never ending! #2445636

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 21, 2006

Hmmm...maybe using those clear glass Irish Coffee mugs? (Not sure ceramic mugs would give as pleasing results as this shot!) #2445750

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

I fully agree! #2445864

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 21, 2006

And I just thought... how about a glass-bodied french press carafe? You definitely have lots of possibilities! #2445896

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

I don't own one of those...expensive? #2445933

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 21, 2006

Not really... (There are some fancy ones, with pierced metal bodies, though.) Bodum is probably the largest manufacturer, but I bet you could find plenty on ebay, at "prop" prices! #2445985

Wayne T. Fisk February 21, 2006

Congrats,Margie! What a shot!
Wayne #2446504

Kay Beausoleil February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this finalist, Margie -- good job on the lighting! #2446599

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks so much, Wayne and Kay! #2446617

Stan Lubach February 21, 2006

Congrats, Margie! #2446645

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks, Stan! #2446663

Dr Silly level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Margie. :o)
#2446755

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks, Doc! #2446762

Sylvia Rossler February 21, 2006

I'm glad to see your favorite made it Margie :o) Good luck for the next round :o) #2446883

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks Sylvia! #2447033

Robyn Mackenzie February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Margie - wonderful to see that your favourite made it! :o) Robyn #2448392

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks so much, Robyn! I was happy! #2448558

Karen Rahlf February 21, 2006

Very neat shot. Love the lighting effects. Congratulations! #2449473

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks, Karen! #2449547

Corinne M. Thompson February 21, 2006

Outstanding Margie...Congrats :) #2449606

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic February 21, 2006

Congrats, Margie...Fantastic shot! #2450610

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks, Corinne! This is the shot that won Photo of the Month at the camera club meeting! #2450613

Margie Hurwich February 21, 2006

Thanks so much, Sherry! #2450616

Corinne M. Thompson February 21, 2006

Well then, Double Congrats! Have you heard anything yet from the Chicago contest? #2450629

February 22, 2006

Nice subtle light and strong lines. #2451593

Margie Hurwich February 22, 2006

Thank you so much! #2452274

Chris Macer February 22, 2006

Congrats on your finalist, Margie! #2452367

Margie Hurwich February 22, 2006

Thanks Chris.

Corinne, this shot did fair as well as my others even though at local competition it won. Go figure. The Enshrined in my gallery went pretty far in Chicago but was eliminated in the last round of judging. #2452414

Susan L. Vasquez February 22, 2006

This is a fantastic shot Margie, I knew I'd see it again :) Well done and congrats. #2455377

Margie Hurwich February 23, 2006

Thanks, Susan! #2456652

KHAWLA Haddad February 27, 2006

Congratulations on this finalist, Margie Wonderful lighting! #2475872

Margie Hurwich February 27, 2006

Thanks so much! Means alot! #2476332

Akhilesh Sharma June 11, 2006

Excellent work! #2880605

Margie Hurwich June 11, 2006

Thank you so much, Akhilesh! #2881169

Kai Eiselein December 05, 2006

I love the simplicity of the lines, nice shot! #3669186

Margie Hurwich December 05, 2006

Thanks so much, Kai. This continues to be one of my favorite shots. #3669349

paola A. Jofre December 06, 2006

Beautiful!! Congratulations!! #3672978

Margie Hurwich December 06, 2006

Thank you, Paola! #3673004

Barbara Helgason December 08, 2006

Just had to comment on this one again Margie! Wonderful shot, congratulations. #3680651

Margie Hurwich December 08, 2006

Thanks so much, Barbara! #3680719

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett December 29, 2006

Very nice presentation, Margie ... nice effects ...

Steve Hurkett #3751040

Margie Hurwich December 29, 2006

Thanks so much, Steve. #3756099

John Matthews January 03, 2007

stunning Margie, great lighting... #3775994

Margie Hurwich January 03, 2007

Thanks, John! #3776925

Wayne T. Fisk August 12, 2007

Margie, I still love this blak-on-black effect! What book suggested the lighting for this?
Thanks,
Wayne #4637814

Margie Hurwich August 12, 2007

Thanks! It was in Photography That Sells. #4637866

Wayne T. Fisk August 12, 2007

Thanks, Margie! This will sell!
Wayne #4638037

Margie Hurwich August 12, 2007

It is my biggest seller at Shutterstock to date! #4638850

Leonardo Carvajal August 16, 2007

hi :) your photos are amazing, technically impressive, amazing gallery, oh, and thanks for commenting on my photo ! #4659083

Margie Hurwich August 17, 2007

Thank you so much, Leonardo. I can definetly say the same about your gallery! #4660233

Melissa Malisia September 29, 2007

Wonderful job on this, Margie!!! #4862152

Margie Hurwich October 01, 2007

Thank you, Melissa! #4868611

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Margie Hurwich.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.