I've read some articles about taking photos of glasses and most of them involved three lights. I just have two lights so far, waiting for the new Yongnuo flash before getting a third. However, it should be possible to get a decent photo with just two, right?
The task: Take a photo of 2-3 Cognac bottles with some drinking glasses, grapes, and some leaves on an old fashioned wooden desk. Similar to this:
This is just a rough example of what I have in mind. I have no clue how many light sources are used this image nor do I want to create an exact reproduction of this photo. See my above description of my actual goal.
A friend asked for this, he collects Cognac and it's a pretty interesting learning task as I already figured out.
Honestly, I have no clue how to get the light right in this scene the best without a lot of trial and error. I have a 580EX II and a 430EX II, a 60 and a 90cm umbrella and a snoot with a grid plus some gels. Also a round ~60cm reflector and a large ~2m² Lastolite background that could be used as Gobo as well.
Any advice on how to get a nice smooth lighting without hard reflections on the glasses? How would you arrange the flashes the best?