Quote from: mitchino on Today at 04:29:41 AM
I was just about to post that these days, for a job like that I would use cgi.
Why? Takes longer, costs more. And if you want to do a few spritzed versions it's 5 minutes.
Actually It's often cheaper. Once supplied the artwork for the can, that kind of render would take about 30 mins initial set-up, and 30 mins post. The computer would do the main part of the work, the render, while I do something more interesting. If the client likes the shot, I often sell in several more angles and detail shots, that require 2 mins set up each and a bit of post. Should the artwork for the can change, or in the future the client wants new flavours shot in the same style, then it's a few minutes set-up etc etc. It can be lucrative. You're right about spritzing though, can be done in cgi, but adds a lot of work. I used to shoot all my packaging work, now at least 50% is cgi. It's a bugger of a learning curve, and I constantly feel I don't know enough, but photography's the same for me and if you aren't trying to learn every day, what's the point?