Shot in my studio, this project was designed to show several areas of creative photography and retouching.

How it was done – Firstly, photographing a shiny glass surface and illuminating the contents is quite a tricky task and capturing this was done in a single exposure. Then the battle was shot with the same lighting and the water mist was sprayed whilst shooting. High speed flash has been used to capture detail in the tiny water droplets and give them some shape.

Post production has cleaned imperfections that you just can’t see until you view a 26megapixel image at 100%. Retouching the cap detail cleaned that up, as well as having to add the neck detail from another exposure as the labels were not perfectly aligned on the actual bottle.

General noise reduction as well as local contrast enhancements and selective sharpening finish of the punchy look.