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Quality beer photos/footage (AKA Beer Porn)

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 4kbrianb, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. monitorpop

    monitorpop Member

    Location:
    Michigan
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  2. brewbetter

    brewbetter Member

    Location:
    Nauru
    I like this one. I'd like to see more pics of people drinking or pics of places where people are actively drinking.
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  3. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Member

    Location:
    California
    Jeysoooos, those are gorgeous. Those are exactly what I was thinking when I posted this thread. I haven't had time to go to your site, but needless to say I think I will be adding a new favorite to my bookmarks haha.
  4. RichD

    RichD Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    True that. People go in there with malicious intent nowadays. I just want some bitchin' art in my bar when I buy a house in like 5 years.
  5. mecummins

    mecummins Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    You guys are seriously inspiring me to step up my game. I'm loving all the photos! Why would this thread get removed? It's on topic and civilized.
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  6. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Has anyone come across some really good, and HD quality, footage (or short) related to beer? If so please share as well. Think good cinematography, not just that you enjoyed watching it.
  7. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Member

    Location:
    California
    When I was at my last job I remember seeing some beer/pub related footage circulating as tests. Nothing that got distributed or used in features or anything, but it definitely had some great camera movement and lighting. You may want to check out reduser dot net and search on there. You may come up empty handed, but that is a place to start.

    That is kind of what I want to do as well. I wanted to get a relationship going with a local brewery or two and shoot some awesome behind the scenes teasers with quality. I left my previous employer, but have friends to help me access the cameras I had in mind...
  8. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    This is a pretty decent one I found from Sierra Nevada
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    I have to know. What did he think?
  10. monitorpop

    monitorpop Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    "Taste like Guinness"
  11. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    (Until after the fact...)
  12. afrokaze

    afrokaze Member

    Location:
    California
    I do a lot more music photography, but I bust out the camera for some tastings and other special occasions. Hopefully I can do more brewery shots soon. Here's a few of my faves:
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  13. davey101

    davey101 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I use a Nikon D-40 with the kit lens for 95% of my beer shots but I just use it in auto mode. I rarely get artsy or go manual on it. As long as the label is in focus I'm happy. We're all buzzed here anyways.
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  14. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    This one is simple (and could use music), but it's nicely done. His pour is pretty atrocious though.
  15. ValleyOfTheSuds

    ValleyOfTheSuds Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    With most of my photos, I just try to capture whatever I'm drinking in a sort of standardized way that's still pretty decent quality, like this.

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    But I do get a little more creative sometimes.

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    Hope this isn't too many photos/considered spam.

    Just got a video capable dSLR, too, so I plan on playing around with video a bit soon.
  16. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Great Pictures! These are my two favorites of the group.
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  17. C2H5

    C2H5 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I shot this with a nikon d60, might be my avatar one day

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  18. Highbrow

    Highbrow Member

    Location:
    California
    great thread & works. first off, i'm glad the bros. finally let a thread such as this one stand. i hope they loosen up more on this type of stuff (case by case basis of course) but i feel like some of these slightly off center discussions actually contribute to the enjoyment & particularly ADVOCACY. jmho.

    as to the subject at hand, i'm by no means an expert or even that educated on the topic. looking at most of the better pictures a couple of issues come to mind (for me at least). unless i'm misjudging, it looks like most of the artsy pictures appear to involve lighting technique that isn't exactly standard or achievable with a camera, (by itself). besides hidden equipment & applied technique, many of them also appear to consist of staging & time consuming arrangement.

    that's great - i love the art & efforts put into it. just pointing out the obvious which is simply by reflecting upon the threads we observe here, ((myself included/guilty)), you can kinda' tell how many BA's are likely to, patiently, tug along lighting arrangements, foam boards, reflectors etc. to drinking occasions. ;)

    actually, you can tell how many are going to tote a camera along that doesn't fit flatly in a shirt or jacket pocket (like a phone), let alone a SLR. truth be told, even if it's @ my own house @ my own leisure, i'm only going to spend so much time & effort arranging & fiddling with settings, not to mention post production editing. then again, if all i was drinking was exclusively $20+ wine & champagne bottle lookin' ales, it probably would make more sense for me to save the materials & yeah, put some serious muscle into arranging & basically "documenting" the experiences.
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  19. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Member

    Location:
    California
    I have lots of good photos taken. But still pretty retarded and havent taken the time to figure out how to post yet. On my to-do list
  20. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Member

    Location:
    California
    completely understand where you are coming from, and for the most part it is true and most people on here would probably agree with you. naturaly light however, is the single best form of lighting. a lot of the A+ shots I have seen on this thread have utilized natural lighting and angles to make that lighting work to their benefit. With camera technology improving almost monthly lately, and mini dslr style cameras being thrown in to the industry, I hope more people begin to up their game as well. There are "point and shoots" with available removable lens options that have insane sensors to get almost the same look as a $2,500 camera to the untrained eye... and well, most of the world has an untrained eye. I think photography and beer drinking are the worlds two most popular hobbies, so it only makes sense right? haha
  21. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    First go here: imgur
    Then click on the "computer" tab underneath "upload images" (it's at the top right of the window)
    Select an image on your computer you want to post onto BA
    A window will pop up with a thumbnail of your image, click the check box to the right of it then click "start upload"
    The site will upload your image and another window pops up and asks you if you'd like to re-size or crop (you don't have to). Now just hit "Save" at the top of the image
    Another window pops up with all the different ways to share your newly uploaded image, you want to copy the one that says "BBCode"
    Then just paste that code into the thread you wish to share it in.
    Wala!
  22. Whimpers

    Whimpers Member

    Location:
    New York
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    Not the highest quality but some pics I " put some effort into"
    I really like these pics and glad I did them. Love that spot.
  23. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    It's more about understanding how to use your camera in low light situations (abundance of light is a no brainier). Sure if you have lighting, and know how to use it, your shots will be vastly improved. However you can take great shots just using what's available to you. This shot for instance was taken at Upright, they're located in the basement of an old converted warehouse building and have zero natural light. I didn't use extra lighting, just set the camera up correctly. And it took me less than a minute to get the shot.

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  24. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Member

    Location:
    California
    The day after a 3F tasting.

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  25. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Member

    Location:
    California
    Thanks. You made it too easy
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  26. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    This one is the best I've found of a beer event...
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  27. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Member

    Location:
    West Virginia
    Any advice for someone who takes ugly ass pictures?

    I love opening some of these picture threads and seeing these amazing pictures, makes we want to drink more beer.
  28. nanobrew

    nanobrew Member

    Location:
    California
    Here are some from a tasting at my place a while ago. My neighbor took these photos

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  29. nanobrew

    nanobrew Member

    Location:
    California
    Here are some that I have recently taken on my phone

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  30. Prospero

    Prospero Member

    Location:
    Colorado
  31. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Depends on the camera your using, and what functions your able to adjust.

    Obviously the first and most important, is good framing (or composition). If your just starting out, focus on basics. Don't shoot extreme angles, or worry too much about setting. Get close to the beer, and if you can use a short depth of field (blur out the background, i.e. use a low aperture) do it. It brings the focus on the beer rather than what's going on behind it, this will also help you in lower light situations. Also shoot from a direction the the light in the room is behind you directed onto the beer rather than a light source that will blow your image out.

    Have fun with it, because after all it's about the beer right.
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  32. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Member

    Location:
    Mississippi
  33. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    WANT!
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  34. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Member

    Location:
    Mississippi
    WANT![/quote]
    That was last April at The Delirum Cafe Brussels, Belgium. Think I paid a lot, $60. It was worth at the time to me though.
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  35. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Member

    Location:
    Arkansas
    Lets see , I drink beer out of the wrong type of glass , Im wrong for asking if I should try a beer when I dont enjoy the style , Im wrong for drinking an IPA thats more than 24 hours old , I'm wrong for ordering the tower of miller lite at the Mexican Joint down the road and now my pictures are not good enough? Man , Drinking beer sure is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be , I think I will find a hobby that is easier to learn , like Origami or Nuclear Physics , LoL

    Seriously though I would like to see some picture blogs of peoples beer vacations, thats a good idea, I dont care if you take them with a poloroid camera from 1972 and scan them using a scanner from 1996 on a computer you bought in 2003 ;)
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  36. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Member

    Location:
    California
    damn, I have done all of the aboive as well. Want to trade some half yard glassware and a 30-rack?

    but I do agree, I dont care how you take your pictures of your adventures... I was just curious if there were any people combining my two loves. Success!
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  37. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Member

    Location:
    Arkansas
    Ill ship a rare 30 pack of natural light that has been aged in the toolbox of a 1994 extended cab silverado parked under a shade tree in the middle of my uncles pig farm, but I have to have something of equal quality before I'll trade

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  38. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    While I understand where your coming from, there is a lot of "you're doing it wrong" responses on this site, I think you are misunderstanding this thread. I'm pretty sure the people posting here are in no way bashing on the mass majority of beer photos, but rather we just want to share ones that seem to go the extra mile. After all, aren't we all here to geek out on craft beer?

    I would never turn down a good beer, but I'd rather have a great one.
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  39. cmannes

    cmannes Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  40. ValleyOfTheSuds

    ValleyOfTheSuds Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Not too shabby. I've played around with my lightbox a little, but I found I prefer to have a bit of a setting in my pics. Which, in most cases, is my homemade pub table in front of that giant painting I did years ago. Gives it a little bit of a unique look and makes it clearly mine, since no one else could possibly have either of those things and, again, I kind of like the standardization of it.

    As for your shots, they'd be great for certain things, like accurately depicting the beer/label. Only thing I'd say is that they seem a little over exposed (on my monitor, at least) and I personally feel they could use a little more contrast. But then, I get pretty dark and contrasty.

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