I found this challenge is a difficult one, especially to think of what subject to shoot. In the end, I had a good practise on rim light with my lightpad and some cardboard.
“I really challenged myself on this month’s theme – glass. It is a transparent object with a highly reflective surface, which makes it extremely difficult to lit. After a few experiments with a variety of light sources (such as table lamp, strobe light, speedlite and TV), I found the back lighting method fit the subject well.
With some little success of photographing high-key empty glasses at the beginning of the projects, I start to work on the low-key wine bottles with gradient rim light. Subsequently, I was busy playing water splash out of glass, that was such good fun 😛 In the end, I had to smash some of the wine glasses for finish off the project, lol.
All in all, it was a successful month for me. I watched a lot of Youtube videos and tried quite a few different setups for photographing glass, and definitely learnt a lot. Looking forward to the next month’s challenge. ”