Put your glass on wheels for superior splash beverage pictures



There are many methods to {photograph} drinks, glasses, and bottles. Dustin Dolby from Workphlo has guided us via a lot of them in his nice video tutorials. However this time, he shares one thing that appears like a whole lot of enjoyable and provides movement and dynamics to your beverage pictures.

Utilizing low cost and easy dolly, you’ll be able to create splash pictures within the studio with minimal gear. So, let’s dive in and see how Dustin received his shot: from taking pictures all the best way to the ultimate edit.

For this shoot, Dustin used a KINGJOY VX-103 slider dolly which prices $26. So, it’s not a serious funding in case you’re planning on shopping for one. It has a lightweight stand attachment, and he added a floor assist plate and black acrylic for some good and chic reflection.

Dustin recommends you employ a big and subtle mild supply, and make it bigger than you assume you’ll want. Within the video, you’ll see him utilizing a speedlight with an 8 x 36” stripbox, however he provides further diffusion in entrance of it. He later provides one other speedlight on the similar angle because the one with the stripbox, however be at liberty to experiment with lighting in case you determine to do that your self.

Once you’re proud of the lighting and composition, let’s get to the enjoyable half: the wheels. When you set every thing up, pour the beverage and transfer the glass on wheels left and proper, capturing the pictures. There might be a couple of makes an attempt earlier than you get the splash you want, however that’s the enjoyable of it.

For his ultimate shot, Dustan used two pictures that he mixed in Photoshop, and he guides you thru this course of as effectively. After all, you don’t want to duplicate it to element, however it’s possible you’ll discover it helpful in case you determine to present this a shot your self.

This can be a fairly easy setup as is, however I think about it being DIY-ed along with your little one’s toy automotive. I don’t have any children, however I’d ask my nephew to borrow me one in every of his toy vehicles so I can strive making a dolly out of it. We’ll see the way it goes. 🙂

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