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Old 04-23-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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Everyone likes to see a good picture of their homebrewed beer. It's especially fun to send them to friends and family and such. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get any good shots of my beer which is a big bummer. The beer always comes out way darker in the picture than it actually is. I've tried taking them from different angles, with dark backgrounds, light backgrounds, etc. I have a decent camera (Canon PowerShot) so I think they should come out better than what I'm getting. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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Backlight the beer. That will lighten it up and show it's real color.

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:43 AM   #3
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Back lighting is the key - or shooting outside OR shooting High Dynamic Range Photography!! (like this)

5 photos with different shutter speeds - convert from 8 bit to 32 bit and smash them together into one 150 meg photo and tone Map it. :-)

Just practicing - you should see what I do for a living

My Pacific Jade Pale Ale - full boil mini mash.


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Old 04-23-2009, 02:46 AM   #4
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Cut back on the Crystal #60.

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Seriously though - back lighting is the key - take the beer outside so light can enter from the back and top - you can use a fast shutter speed so any background is blurred but slower will make the bubbles inside the beer have a little movement.

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:04 AM   #6
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Very nice pic Grinder. That's a lame compliment, it's probably the best I've seen yet.

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+1 on the backlight, though a front light works well too.

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Seriously though - back lighting is the key - take the beer outside so light can enter from the back and top - you can use a fast shutter speed so any background is blurred but slower will make the bubbles inside the beer have a little movement.
Dang Grinder, you suck! My 6 year old takes better pictures with her little $60 Kodak than I do and I have a Canon Digital Rebel.
Hmmm, now that I think about it, maybe I suck....
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Lightbox? heh...

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Back lighting is the key - or shooting outside OR shooting High Dynamic Range Photography!! (like this)

5 photos with different shutter speeds - convert from 8 bit to 32 bit and smash them together into one 150 meg photo and tone Map it. :-)

Just practicing - you should see what I do for a living

My Pacific Jade Pale Ale - full boil mini mash.


That Pacific Jade Pale Ale looks really good.

Any chance of posting that recipe or sending it to me?

Thanks
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