The lighting is similar to what I mostly use for shots at home. I used 2 strip boxes, which were carefully positioned one by one to create the right amount of reflection. I wanted one reelection to go all the way down the bottle for definition and one just to highlight it. The label was angled to just fall in the middle of the two light reflections. It is much easier to create these reflection lines with the strip boxes than conventional square soft boxes. But if you do not have the strip boxes, then simply mask out areas on the square soft box, with a dark cloth, and you have a strip box. A third speedlight was used for the background to create the halo. A clear Perspex sheet was used to create the reflection. The idea was to create a good image in camera, which helps with post and reduce editing times.
You can read more details about this shot and how it was achieved in a step by step article.
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For me the whole idea of having this space at home is so you can just shoot when you want. I have taken the best images out of boredom, and it is also a learning curve. Once you can learn how to light subjects, then it gets easier to light many other things. The process is not just for products. I use the same lighting techniques for weddings and portraits, and thank myself for taking the time out to learn, all within the space of a table top at home.
The best thing about the learning curve is that it does not have to be expensive. A pair of Yongnuo flashes and stands will cost you no more than $200 approx. Add a strip box and foam core card and you have your home studio setup. The rest of the equipment will either come to you through GAS, or you can add as and when you need to. The key thing to remember is practice. Take your time, build your style, and eventually you will create some amazing images.
You can watch this video where I build a complete set up to create this image for a client. Popcorn not required.