Behind The Scenes: Shooting Nail Polish

Before it becomes a pretty picture, it starts as a messy photoshoot. Come behind the scenes with photographer Robbie Caponetto to the nail polish shoot for the April 2016 Southern Polish story.

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Hey, I'm Robby Capaneto, I'm photographer at Southern Living Magazine. We're shooting the pouring of some fingernail polish and we're just getting started so, come on and join us. Now this is a messy shoot. [MUSIC] So, we're gonna try to add some glycerin to the product. Basically, we're gonna add the glycerin so instead of just the drip, we're gonna get more of a constant. That flow like this of a waterfall. [MUSIC] What we're doing here is we're shooting this on a plexiglass cube. And then once we have it shot, we'll take each individual makeups, and they'll strip them out, and then we'll add them all [INAUDIBLE] Master shot. [MUSIC] [NOISE] I took that started out. [MUSIC] [NOISE] Boy, that's a good one.
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