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Frederik Togsverd

Frederik Togsverd



Architecture, travel, and graphic art are big interests of mine and they greatly influence my photography. I am drawn to shapes, patterns, textures and shadows in pictures and I get inspired by exploring new locations. Beyond the initial photography stage, I'm just as interested in the development and processing of photos and enjoy tweaking and touching up in both Lightroom and Photoshop.

Lighting a bottle of Beo

Published March 7th, 2012

Building my portfolio, I wanted to have some pack shots of bottles, showing that I can do bottle light nicely. The Beo drink has a very nice, simple and classic look and I chose to go with shooting them. I wanted a nice dark edge around the bottle and a highlight running down the side.

I wanted to make the drinks more inviting my making them appear cold and fresh, so I sprayed water on them using the head of a windex bottle, until I got the right size dew. I heard glycerin and all kinds of other things can help the look of the water, but I didn't have that available and thought it worked out anyway.

The most challenging part was getting the bottle to reflect the black cardboard evenly, to make the lines on either side the same size.

The final pictures:

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