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#BBC18: Better Beer Photography - Three simple steps that will elevate your game

#BBC18: Better Beer Photography - Three simple steps that will elevate your game

#BBC18 Lightning Talk presented by Mike Collins, The Beer Photographer, @beerphotograph

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Zephyr Conferences

August 11, 2018
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  1. Better Beer Photography Three simple steps that will elevate your

    game
  2. What is beer photography? • Journalistic documentation of the brewing

    process • Commercial/promotional imagery • Pictures from trips or brewery visits for your blog, Facebook or Instagram • Beer snapshots to accompany all those Untappd check-ins • All of the above
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  10. Three steps to making better beer photos •Composition •Focus •Crop

    …These work with your phone!
  11. Composition • Rule of thirds? • Balance? • Go with

    the aesthetic principle. If it looks good, shoot it!
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  13. Focus. Selective focus is now possible with cellphones

  14. It’s easy. Simply tap where you want to focus

  15. The power of the crop

  16. Don’t crop too much!

  17. Oh, yeah, lighting helps. This is found lighting

  18. No lighting? Make your own!

  19. It’s up to you to experiment • Try to shoot

    any photo you can think of! • Pixels are pretty much free • If you don’t like something, press Delete • If you can’t decide, ask your friends on social media which they like better • Always challenge yourself Three pictures, one snifter of beer. Which do you like?
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