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Old 06-02-2009, 05:07 AM   #1
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I've seen some good pics and bad pics here.

what are the guide lines for taking a good picture of a glass of beer?

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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Focus!

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Old 06-02-2009, 05:12 AM   #3
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A good amount of ambient light helps show off the color. Make sure the backround is a color that will contrast at least a bit against the beer color. Other than that point, focus, click, repeat. The beauty of digital cameras is that you can snap a couple dozen shots and toss the ones you don't like.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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Back lighting really helps to show off clarity and colour of the beer. Focus is always important, sometimes those little point and shoot cameras get confused about what to focus on, so make sure that is right. An ample amount of light is always good for a picture, as I said back lighting is important but don't forget to light the front.

If you really want to get fancy you can make a light box, they are super easy to make a little cardboard box, a white sheet and some lights and you've got it made. There is a another thread floating around here with some very useful info on photographing beer. Hope that helps. I will try a track down that thread for you, interesting stuff!
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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Here 'tis. Should answer a few questions, hopefully. But like the others said, light and focus are the main things to look out for.

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:52 AM   #6
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ive been a professional commercial photographer for over 15 years and the advice in the mentioned thread is all you need to know ! if you are concerned with showing the TRUE color of your beer dont backlight too much !

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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Forget photos. Professional portraits, that's the way to go!


 
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:35 PM   #8
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Haha, noice! I want one.

 
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot everybody.

Nice portrait!
Beats a vase or a fruit-basket!

 
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