No matter how free wheeling your shooting style is, no matter how creatively you like to dance around with your camera in your hand as you create your images, the simple fact is this: If you subject does not move then there is good reason that your camera should not have to move either during the image capture part of the process!
This tutorial is about choosing accessories and props to enforce the concept and message a studio photographer is trying to make. Importantly, it does not deal primarily with choices about cameras, lenses, lights, or other photographic equipment, but instead it deals with the choices a photographer must make about choosing and finding the props needed to make a photograph a success.
Grip equipment is made specifically for professional video, cinema, and photography industries. It is designed to hold a light, a flag, a scrim, a foam-core board a fill card (or reflector), or even a camera securely in a specific place and at a specific attitude for the duration of the imaging creating process yet still be able to be easily readapted or broken down to be stored or reused at another time, in another way!
This tutorial illustrates a technique for creating a way to use lighting transmitted through a glass of scotch liquor (or any other transparent colored liquid). It also deals with overcoming lighting problems that arise during any studio shoot, how to identify what the problem is, and how to correct it. It also shows how to make a fixture to suspend and hold a bottle exactly where the photographer wishes to place it. With a little imagination, fixtures of this type can also be used to exactly position other products or props.