This is a photograph of the delicious bread at Anton’s at the Swan in Lambertville, New Jersey. Chef Connors has made a study of baking bread and it really shows when you taste it. So good. Coming in October is the a cookbook where he shares his recipe and approach to bread as well as 12 other recipes that you’re going to love. I had the opportunity to create the Food Photography for this project and I couldn’t be happier with how it is coming along. I think you’re going to love it.
Not all beverages are alcoholic so why should all Beverage Photography be? People drink all kinds of things so Beverage Photographers should be mixing it up a little. Have a great morning!
Photography is a two dimensional medium. No surprise there. So how do you make something look three dimensional? When photographing a beverage bottle or anything with contours and shape, how to show it? That’s where you’re lighting comes in. How you light the bottle will show its shape. A bottle has a continuous curve. You want to show that. A light that gradually drops off as it goes around the bottle will do more to show the shape than a thin line of light straight down the side. If you want your beverage photography to really appear to have dimension, consider a softer light that wraps more around the bottle rather than a thin line of light down the sides.
I like to drink wine more than I used to.
It’s good for ya, Pop.
Anyway I’m drinking more.
Beverage Photography splash shots are a lot of fun. Set up takes a good amount of planning and prep but when you get started throwing wine or beer around, it’s a great time. Granted you can make quite a mess. Make sure you have plenty of paper towels ready to go. You’ll also need a good amount of the Beverage you want to photograph. You’ll be surprised at how fast you can run out of it. Also be ready for the place you’re shooting to smell like that beverage for a good while, no matter how well you may clean up.
One of the best compliments a Food Photographer can get is to hear that a photograph invoked other senses for someone. I recently received that when someone said that when they looked at this they could smell the cookies. Our senses are very often intertwined. Sight invokes smell, which can invoke taste which can then invoke memories, which is really remembering how you experienced something with all your senses at some time in the past. So if you ever dig someone’s food photographs and your other senses kick in. Let them know, you’ll make their day and put a smile on their face. If you want your food or beverages to invoke that same experience, find yourself a food photographer or a beverage photographer who can create images for you to do just that. Cheers!
Recently, I was the guest of Lyn Morton on the EOS Photographer Podcast. We talked about how I got started in Beverage Photography and Food Photography. Check it out to learn more about beverage photography. Check out other episodes of the EOS Photographer Podcast to learn more about Canon cameras in particular and photography in general. Here’s the link to the show
The Day is Done
And the night shall be filled with music
And the cares that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents
And silently steal away
As a beverage photographer, ice is very important. For the perfect ice cube, water is taken from the purest of springs in unmolested lands. Transported by the swiftest of steeds across the tundra, driven by monks who have taken an oath of silence. Wisked into an underground cave with a natural temperature of -5 Celsius for a period of no less than 3 months. The block of ice is than cut into cubes by poet ninjas. The cubes were wrapped in silk and delivered to me by white doves. Any questions? That’s ice worthy of being in a fine beverage photograph. ;)