Fun with Milk

The evaporated kind.

I was looking through images on the web and came across some work from Mark Bridge involving aqueous photography. Most photographers use acrylic ink, but he suggested using evaporated milk. I liked the look of the “clouds” it formed and really liked his use of it for product photography.

So I decided to have some fun and try it. 

I chose a difficult subject in the deodorant. Although fairly easy to light (I actually used the same setup for the aqueous portion, simply adding a front fill) it required a lot of retouching. None of the labels were straight and it had a back one that had to be removed. Bubbles also formed on the inside. This is what I get from chasing something off a store shelf …

A little food coloring, my small aquarium, and lots of trips to the sink and I was ready to cut and paste (digitally speaking). 

I am by no means an expert at this, but I was happy with it for a first attempt. I’m going to try it on something else in the not too distant future, something that hasn’t already been shot like this.

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