Whether you’re taking project snapshots for Etsy or photographing tutorial steps for your blog, glass is one of the most difficult surfaces to capture clearly and accurately. So, before you pull out more of those mason jars, you’ll definitely want to check out these tips for photographing glass bottles that Nicholas Donner shared on Craftsy.

Product photography is a large section of the photography market and knowing how to photograph glass is an important tool to have when working with products.

I think glass bottles are a good place to start because they are common items and you can do very cool things with them once you understand how to properly light glass.

Head over to Craftsy to see how it’s done!