How to Cleanly Remove the Bottom of a Bottle: Product Photography Trick

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Having the bottom of a bottle removed by a professional could cost anywhere from 50-60 dollars apiece. This is probably because the process involves some heavy machinery and an expert in glassware at the very least, but you might be surprised how easy it is to do it yourself:

What You’ll Need:

  • Empty Beer Bottle
  • Twine
  • Nail Polish Remover

1. Empty the beer bottle/s of its contents if you haven’t already.
2. Tie a piece of twine around the bottom of the bottle a couple of times.
3. Soak the twine in nail polish remover.

pouring nail polish remover on twine

4. Use a lighter to set the twine on fire.

lighting twine on fire

5. Spin the bottle constantly so the heat doesn’t settle in one place.

This neat little photography trick will certainly come in handy when dealing with product photos like this one:

pour beer product photo

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  1. Mark Zelazoski says:

    Pretty awesome!!!

  2. Martin says:

    Great usefull tip. I have done similar shots, by taking a loose cork out, just before you shoot.

    Cheers Martin

    Brewery Studios

  3. Dinh D says:

    Thanks for for sharing this useful tip.

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