A very nice gift

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A great friend gave me a very nice bottle of rye for Christmas, and what better way to try out the new ‘macro’ box I built (via instructions at the Strobist site) than to take a picture of such a generous gift.

I’d actually like the background to get a bit brighter, so I’m noodling over how to do that without blowing the highlights on the bottle/glass. Any tips? Since I’m only using one flash, I could potentially add another at a lower power from either the top or right side. I’ll try that next, I think, just to see what I can get from it.

Strobist info: LumoPro LB180 camera right through DIY macro box at 1/2 power.