How to Photograph a Beer Glass

posted on 2nd of april, 2013

Here's a short video on how to photograph shiny glass objects, like this golfer beer glass, without getting the glare on the front.

Click here to view the video: How to Photograph a Beer Glass

• Use a piece of white poster board curved up the back with black strips on either side that will be out of the frame.

• You will need a floodlight or a strobe that you can aim on to the background only.

• Grab your favorite beer glass and a brand of beer that comes in a clear bottle.

• Place the glass in position and make sure that all the lighting is coming from behind.

• Cinch in the black strips so that they will be just outside the field of view. The black strips will make sure that the edges of the beer glass show up well.

• Put your camera on a tripod in the portrait (vertical) viewpoint.

• Start pouring and shooting.

• Pick your best images- then drink up and enjoy.

• You can use the photo to advertise beer or golf, or both.

Comments (7)

Posted by GWHughes on October 08, 2016
Thanks very much for your positive comment.
Posted by Charlottep68 on August 12, 2016
I know this blog is a little older but one thread led to another and I just wanted to say I LOVE this photo!! Excellent idea! I don't golf and don't drink alot of beer, but this photo makes me want to do both and that is Exactly what it's all about isn't it!?
Posted by Dprogers on June 11, 2013
If you add a bit of salt it will keep the head (reactivate carbonation) and give you more time to get the shot.
Posted by Egomezta on April 03, 2013
Great, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Lenutaidi on April 03, 2013
Yes is cool!Thank you for sharing!
Posted by GWHughes on April 03, 2013
Many thanks.
Posted by Maxx71 on April 03, 2013
Cool video, thanks for sharing :-)

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