Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating hot drinks, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
For this movie let's switch from cold to hot.…How can we make drinks like coffee look hot?…Here we're going to see a couple of different ideas.…We're back in the shooting studio that we used in the lighting chapter, because…we really need to control the light in order to see the steam.…With a drink like coffee the thing that triggers to the viewer that the…coffee is fresh is that it looks hot and makes it so that we can almost smell the coffee.…From the visual side of coffee, it's going to be the steam and the bubbles that…make our sense of smell kick in.…
So here's a few ways to make this happen.…But first remember that to make this steam stand out from your set you'll need…to have a dark value behind the coffee cup so that the white steam pops out…from the background.…We also have to light for the steam, and we're going to do that by having our…light 90 degrees to 130 degrees off camera.…Try to keep your light off of the coffee mug, because we just want to light the…steam with our designated light.…
- Understanding what makes a food photo appetizing
- Comparing emotional and graphic compositional styles
- Choosing the right camera
- Evaluating lens options
- Choosing light reflectors
- Finding creative backgrounds
- Creating specular and diffuse lighting setups
- Creating different looks for each dish
- Creating a chill effect for drinks
- Shooting on location at a restaurant
- Editing photos
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Two Flavors of Food Photography
2. Essential Gear
3. Lighting Techniques
4. Setting Up the Shot
5. Styling and Shooting Food
6. Staging and Shooting Drinks
7. Shooting at a Restaurant
8. Creative Shooting Techniques
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