Cool refreshments for hot summer days


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What’s the secret for a nice summer evening with friends? Cool drinks in all colors and flavors.

Last time I took you along my baking procedure on a picturesque culinary tour. Today I’ll offer you some cool refreshment for hot summer days. And there’s nothing better for this than cool drinks. Fruity, fresh and cool drinks are the nicest change in summertime. Cocktails and lemonades don’t only taste great – they’ll catch your eyes when they are nicely prepared.

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Today I used again a Sigma 50mm  F 1.4. fixed focal length EX DG. In order to capture the best light, I built my setting next to a window. The background consisted of two black cardboards that framed my subject and made it possible to direct the focus on the subject very well. As a surface I used a nice slate plate. As I wanted to take an impressive shot of the violet lemonade, I decided for a darker background – but take a look for yourselves:

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Et Voilà! The cool refreshment is ready. That wasn’t that hard, was it? The drink is served within shortest time, but capturing it in a picture takes more time, patience and a big portion of creativity. Here are some things which I noticed and you may keep in mind:

Checking the lighting conditions

Planning your setting very well (location, accessories, decoration…)

Inviting an assistant (in a nice atmosphere with friends enjoying your work is even easier)

A lot of time and patience!

 

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The weekend is coming! You want to start off and try food photography? So just surprise your friends with an invitation to a cocktail or lemonade party. Have fun and see you next time!

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