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Photographing Bottled Beverages: Guru Fresh Break

Photographing bottled beverages is not in the same league and complexity as photographing food. Bottled beverages in all their shapes, sizes and curves attract highly undesirable bright spots and reflections. When Bahagia Distributors contacted me about their photography requirement — I accepted the assignment, fully aware of the lighting challenges I had gotten myself into. In order to minimize eye straining efforts during post-processing I arranged with the client to scrutinize the sample selections I was to bring back to my studio. We went through a few boxes and picked the bottles that had near-perfect text, brand logo and shrink sleeves alignment. Fast forward a few days of work and several editing revisions the finished files were handed to their design team for the graphics layout and finishing touches that you see here.


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On the day I met with the team from Singapore Tourism Board at the Radisson Hotel was also the day I took on a last minute assignment for a biG magazine Mocktail Mania feature in their April—June 2011 edition. Four hydrating choices at three outlets from Grazie Mauri to Vintage Rose and back to Radisson Hotel. It may be of some interest to note that I had shot these without my usual entourage of lighting equipment that usually follows me in commercial assignments so I had to make full use of whatever light was available to me at the time including an improvised sheet of white manila cardboard we picked up from a stationery shop next door to Grazie (thank you Stella).

Of the four drinks, I find Grazie’s Healthy Mocktail photographically most interesting and think you’ll agree too. The texture just arouses curiousity if not an enticement to try it out yourself!

Healthy Mocktails at Grazie Mauri consist of lime quarters, cucumber quarters, soda water and mint leaves