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Quality beer photos/footage (AKA Beer Porn)

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

  1. I've been taking documentary shots of most of my purchases/hauls with a decent camera (though not an SLR) for a couple years. I've tried to give some thought to getting good lighting, exposures and backgrounds in all of them, but never purposely went for a true "beauty" shot. Until I decided to capture for posterity a recent homebrew a friend and I collaborated on. Here's the result...
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  4. One more that I took today. Didn't feel like opening it for the picture.[​IMG]
     
  5. Plaid to the bone huh? Love that name!
     
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  6. Great shots! I use my cell phone camera all the time. Especially now that phone cameras are getting close to normal point and shoot quality. Some of the new Cell Phones have 8+ MP and great lens quality for what they are. Cameras are getting smaller and phones are getting more powerful... eventually we will meet in the middle. I want to take my camera and my 85mm next time I go to a couple places. Then instead of starting this thread, I can put my money where my mouth is!
     
  7. ISO some of that FT:Dropkick Ticket with me when they hit chicago as long as we drink the plaid to the bone preshow!
     
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  8. I want in on the Plaid to the bone pregaming!
     
  9. My friend and I came up with the name without even knowing the band existed. I only found out later when I Googled it. Maybe I should've blurred the name on the label before I uploaded the picture. Don't want to get sued for copyright infringement! ;D
     
  10. I cant enlarge it enough without it getting blurred... what kind of beer is it? I am a fan purely based on the name alone, but I will be a bigger fanif it is a good style too haha
     
  11. looks like a scottish ale
     
  12. you're right... and I am an idiot. I could see it better in the picture as is, then when I enlarged, but for some reason I just really needed it bigger haha. Scottish Ale it is!
     
  13. Great shot. The back lighting really shows off the beautiful color of the brew. Love the label and the name as well.
     
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  14. the one question left is... how was the beer? we approve of the picture and the bottle very much and the beer looks amazing(although lighter than most scottish's ive had)
     
  15. My friend and I are quite proud of how it turned out, though of course we're biased. It's got looks, aroma, and taste all going for it. He's a more experienced home brewer and Plaid is just our second collaboration. We started with a kit and augmented the malt bill to get an ABV a bit higher than the recipe's 3.4%-3.9% range. Oh, and It's darker than it appears in the photo above, which is due to the backlighting. Here's another shot from a different angle.
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  16. :drools: theres the scottish color I'm used to!
     
  17. This is a great one. It really makes me want to leave work early and head to the bar.

    (Then again pretty much everything makes me want leave work early to go to the bar.)
     
  18. Mando603

    Mando603 Zealot (95) Pennsylvania Jan 13, 2013

    A trip to State Line Liquors in Maryland.
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  19. Sort of mentioned these earlier, so I'm posting some. Though, the quality varies quite a lot. The film stuff is pretty much untouched and while not my best photography or my best film photography from CZ, I still thought some people might enjoy seeing them. Almost all of these were taken at the brewery in Plzen (btw, Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový straight from the barrel is pretty god damn incredible).

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    Those were all taken with a Canon PELLIX QL through a broken 50mm f1.4, in case anyone is curious. Camera is a good 20+ years older than I am.

    Couple digital shots...
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  20. Sweet shots makes me wanna go on a road trip for all this stuff
     
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  21. Just came across another photo of my family getting their pours of Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový. I was very soon to follow.

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  22. mbierz

    mbierz Aficionado (155) Illinois Dec 6, 2008

    I love beer photography and have tons to learn. Here are some (many) of my test shots:

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    Many more, but I didn't want to get excessive. Would love photo tips and gear discussion.
     
  23. Valleyofsuds I love BW brewery photos. I really need to get out to more breweries and get some good shots.

    Here is one i took today, not the best especially since i didn't have my softbox handy. But i sure do love a cold solace

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  24. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Savant (495) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    At the Whistle Stop Grill in Safety Harbor, FL:

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    In Brugge, Belgium (apologies for the half full glass.... I was thirsty):

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  26. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Savant (250) New York Apr 27, 2011

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    Still my favorite shot, from Deep Ellum in Allston, MA. Just some beautiful natural lighting in that place. Not as bokehlicious as some of the pics here (although I'm guilty of that in plenty of my other shots).

    More beer porn here:
    http://thefuj.com/tag/beer-porn/

    This one's just damn sexy:
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  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

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  28. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Savant (495) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Yes.

    P.S. How does one show the quote in the post? It shows when I try to edit it, yet it doesn't show once I post it. :(
     
  29. SGToliver

    SGToliver Savant (325) Washington Nov 22, 2012

  30. I will not let this thread die, to many good photos.

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    Setup. only the soft box strobe is firing the other isn't used in this shot.

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  31. monitorpop

    monitorpop Advocate (515) Michigan Oct 28, 2007

    Love this set. Really great shots.
     
  32. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    Keeping it going guys...

    I found this great video today of the glass manufacturing process, enjoy.
     
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  33. Happy Friday.
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    There is just something about this photo I like.
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  34. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Savant (340) California Feb 1, 2011

    I usually try to get crafty with shots but take more pride in my location photos. They are mostly positioned bottles during/post consumption at that particular place but sometimes me indulging. The most fun was toasting with the 4 bottles I hauled up the 3.6 mile climb to the top of Yosemite Falls.

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    To date I've only messed around with a point and shoot but just acquired a new DSLR. Let's see what I can muster next...
     
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  35. Jbaczek

    Jbaczek Zealot (85) Massachusetts Jul 31, 2011

  36. utopiajane

    utopiajane Champion (860) New York Jun 11, 2013

    The photos in this thread were all fantastic. I have the cheapest 1.3 megapixel phone and I even work a little to create something conceptual and somewhat different each day. These photos were great! Really great! I would love to be able to see the light, the reflections and the images the way the true photographer does.
     
  37. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Savant (485) Florida May 29, 2011

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  38. RichD

    RichD Advocate (715) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012

    I guess I'll add some photos to this.

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  39. Glad to see this thread back up and running. Time to break out the camera so I can add a few more pics.
     
  40. Been particularly fond of saisons/farmhouse ales this summer so I took some photos of the ones I have. Still waiting to try some of the Hill Farmstead offerings...

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