Bottle Shots

As a photographer here in the Napa Valley, I get asked to shoot lots and lots of wine bottles. If you've ever attempted to photograph a wine bottle, you know that it can sometimes be difficult. Those suckers reflect everything from all directions. There's no hiding from a wine bottle. Throw in that some bottles have designs in the glass or embossed labels or gold silk screen (the worst), and just lighting them can be difficult. Then you have to be creative and work within the clients' marketing parameters. In the end, bottle shots require the most creativity of all the photographs I make. 

Here are a few I've done the last few months: