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.
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. ;)
When I tried this beer at Devil’s Creek, with the chocolate rim, I knew I wanted to feature it in my Beverage Photography. I wanted to feature the condensation mixing with the chocolate and capture it sliding down the side of the glass.