Ad
Ad
Ad
Pages: [1]   Bottom of Page
Print
Author Topic: Idiot question  (Read 2911 times)
Barossa.1
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 35


WWW
« on: October 29, 2013, 09:39:00 PM »
ReplyReply

Just made a major change in my work from architecture to wine and OMG its like being a learner again!

So, here is my question and I apologise for it being a numpty one but its got me stumped.

I'm photographing wine bottles and the background is coming out slightly grey. I want it whiter than white to the bottle appears to float. Changing levels changes everything rather than just the off white background. How do I do it? Easy idiot proof steps please!
Logged
Kirk Gittings
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1552


WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 11:26:18 PM »
ReplyReply

Light the background separately from the bottle.
Logged

Thanks,
Kirk

Kirk Gittings
Architecture and Landscape Photography
WWW.GITTINGSPHOTO.COM

LIGHT+SPACE+STRUCTURE (blog)
Peter McLennan
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1695


« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 10:27:53 AM »
ReplyReply

Or, if you're trying to correct already-photographed scenes, in Photoshop make a selection of just the BG and use "Levels" to adjust.
Logged
Barossa.1
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 35


WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 08:35:25 PM »
ReplyReply

......can the background levels be changed separately from the bottle in CO?
Logged
nik
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 205


WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 11:31:03 PM »
ReplyReply

You either have to light the background separately like Kirk said or you can put a layer mask on it in CO and push it's exposure until you get what you want. But, it depends on where your exposure is. Again, I would recommend lighting separately for the background, this is the easiest and far superior way of doing it. Have a look on youtube for lighting wine bottles, there are a lot of videos to help you out. Also look for phase one tutorials to learn what it can do for you regarding layer masks.
Logged
Phil Indeblanc
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1113


« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 01:36:26 PM »
ReplyReply

Have you not had to make changes to sky vs hoizons in arch photo? Same thing.
Logged

If you buy a camera, you're a photographer...
Pages: [1]   Top of Page
Print
Jump to:  

Ad
Ad
Ad