Sunday, August 2, 2015

Parkbräu Bier (Beer) .4l Monk on Mug Stein (Bierkrug) - Clear Glass

Here's a nice clear glass .4l bierkrug (or beer stein, or beer glass, or beer mug - take your pick) from Parkbräu Bier from Zweibrücken /Pirmasens in Germany's Rheinland-Pfalz state. I call this one the 'Monk on a Mug' design as it depicts the Parkbräu Monk motif used on some drink ware and decorative accessories. This was one of the first photo's taken with my new 'toy' the MyStudio MS20 available from

The MyStudio MS20 Professional Tabletop Photo Studio Kit w/ 5000K Continuous Lighting for Product Photography, consists of a vacu-formed cyclorama infinity background, light stand, and three bounce cards. The cyclorama measures 20" (50.8cm) W x 20" (50.8cm) D x 12" (30.48cm) H and is made of a sturdy frosted white plastic. The light stand is made of sturdy enamel coated steel members which allow for the light fixture to be raised or lowered (albeit with a little work). There are three bounce cards: a large one attached above the light fixture, and two smaller, portable ones that are attached to cardboard stands. Be aware that after photographing your subject you'll still probably have to adjust for brightness, or contrast, or midtone, etc .

Now, if inclement weather keeps me from shooting outside on the patio, I can move operations in the house (if the subjects aren't too big!).

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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