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Photographing a Liquid Pour / Pouring champagne

Shooting liquid that's moving may seem like a challenge, but it doesn't have to be.

The "pour shot" is a mainstay in the commercial photography industry, where everything from milk to motor oil is made to look beautiful.

If it can be poured, you can bet someone has photographed it.

In this lesson, we will look at some of the tricks that have been developed over the years to help give you some control of the elements in the shot.

We will also cover the lighting elements that are key to professional results.

The techniques demonstrated in this lesson can easily be applied to any pour shot you wish to produce. Remember that preparation and control of the elements are key to creating beautiful product shots, and will help you to create the difficult-looking shots with ease.

(Most images can be clicked for an enlarged view.)

Topics Covered:

  • Propping and preparation of the elements
  • Set preparation
  • Shutter speed vs. depth of field
  • Background lighting and it's effect on the subject

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