beverage photography

Tips To Improve Your Beverage Photography: Secrets Of The Craft

This week I wanted to  share a few of the tools we commercial photographers use to create our tabletop images. Particularly the items used in photographing beverages. There's a lot of trial and error when it comes to this sort of photography, often times we find ourselves using things in ways far from their originally intended purpose. Having said that, there's a lot of things that have become kind-of standard practice in food/beverage photography, some of those items I'll share with you today. 

I certainly don't claim to know everything, as most of these techniques come from years of experience working with [food] stylists and even other photographers, a learning curve that never ends. I attribute much of what I've learned about food/beverage photography to my mentor Rob Grimm, one of the masters of this genre. Another source for knowledge on prepping food for the camera is a great book called "Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera" by food stylist Delores Custer, that has many more tips and tricks beyond what I've discussed here. If you want to know more, I'd recommend picking up a copy.

Below I've outlined the items mentioned in this video, most of which is available at drug stores and/or grocery stores.

Tacky Putty
Microfiber Cloth
White Cotton Gloves
Tacky Wax
Orthodontic Wax
Canned Air
Atomizer
Glycerin
Krylon Crystal Clear
Goof Off
3M ScotchBright Pad
Acrylic Ice
Rubber Funnel
Kitchen Bouquet
Ice Powder

I look forward to seeing what the viewers do with these tips, and hope you'll share your images on our Fstoppers community. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to hit me up on social media.

Promo Mailer by Wonderful Machine

This week Wonderful Machine sent nearly 5000 creatives this piece promoting my work. We're looking forward to gaining more traction in the food/beverage industry as we continue to work with the various NW breweries, distilleries, and restaurants. If you're ready to refresh the look of your marketing materials or promote your brand through creative imagery, give us a call!

Bombay Sapphire | Beverage Photography

During the cold winter months here in the Northwest, we tend to stay inside and have lots of social events. At one such event a friend gave me this bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, which I instantly knew I was going to shoot prior to throwing back a few martinis. Because of the unique blue hues of the bottle, I decided to keep the rest of the scene neutral incorporating stainless steel and a simple white cocktail napkin. Here's a BTS video Chase Warnick grabbed during the shoot:

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