7 Ways To Photograph A St. Patrick’s Day Beverage

Most of us drink a beverage everyday. Perhaps water, tea, coffee, soda, or something more “adult.”  Beverages can be a handy subject for your 365 project.
How can you get the best beverage photos?

1. Find good light. A large window with indirect light is always best. Turn the beverage toward your light source until you see the shadows lessen.

2. Provide context. A photo is always more interesting when you provide details of person and place.

3. Keep the frame clean. Let the viewer know what you are focusing on by eliminating unnesseccary elements in the frame.

4. Find an interesting angle. I typically choose eye level or a slightly angled, from above view. Don’t be afraid to play around with something unique. Photograph only part of the glass or bottle or find a reflection.

5. Get in close. A wide angle lens makes this easiest, but any lens can get in close. Phones and point and shoots are great for photographing at a close focal distance while still able to maintain focus.

6. Shoot before you drink. The glass is still in pristine shape. A filled glass is more inviting to the viewer.

7. Find contrast. Contrasting colors are appealing in photography. The darker the beverage, the more contrast you achieve in your photo.

 

What is your favorite beverage? And how do you like to photograph it?

 

Please, always shoot responsibly! Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


2 Comments

  1. Really like seeing the different ways to photograph the same subject.

  2. Too bad I don’t drink beer, lol. Awesome photos!

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