Beverage photography is a speciality requiring extensive knowledge of lighting, glass, and liquids. Yet that knowledge alone will not yield striking images without emotion as the driving force. Emotion in beverage photography? Absolutely.
Rob Grimm has been immersed in the world of commercial beverage photography for about 30 years. He will show you his methods, tricks and workflow for creating the images that have made him an industry leader.
In this beverage photography tutorial, you will see Rob’s entire process for creating amazing images by breaking the composition down into its parts and obsessing over the details. You will learn the foundations of beverage photography from capturing a bottle on white, photographing cocktails including drink styling, proper use of ice, realistic condensation, creating appetite and appeal, and the use of duratrans to make an image that appears to be shot on-location with all the control of a studio.
Beverage Photography Steps
Rob will share with you his method for generating portfolio ideas that will make you rethink your entire approach to creating images.
Finally, world-renowned retoucher Earth Oliver, will walk you through the best methods to bring polish to your beverage images that stand out from the crowd.
It is our hope that learning the foundations from beverage photographer Rob Grimm will help you to be able to think in a different way, and be able to make images in a different way. At the end of this, your portfolio will forever be changed.
Introduction to Beverage (6:38)
The Toolbox (20:03)
Preparing Bottles (9:29)
Lighting Setup (8:16)
Black Line (24:09)
White Line (22:41)
Environmental Shot (11:58)
Image Processing (12:57)
Layer Setup (15:21)
Color & Client Packaging (29:54)
Environmental Shot- Full Edit (1:01:12)
Bourbon on the Rocks (23:42)
Cocktail with Garnish (19:57)
Bourbon on the Rocks- Full Edit (1:03:22)
Cocktail with Garnish- Full Edit (44:55)
The Game (8:13)
Lighting Setup (26:23)
Drink Styling (18:47)
Drink Styling- Full Edit (53:57)
Lighting Setup (24:45)
Ink Tank (7:00)
Processing & Alignment (56:59)
Layer Setup (45:58)
Background & Masking (45:44)
Clean Up (53:59)
Duratrans Method (3:07)
Shoot Part One (14:30)
Shoot Part Two (30:27)
Shoot Part Three (13:27)
Processing & Masking (1:03:17)
Color & Client Packaging (1:09:23)
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