Framing Tips for Wine Photography
Wine Photography Tips
As part of the build-up to the inaugural International Wine Photography Day, on Tuesday, November 20th, we asked food photographer and Fujifilm X-Photographer, Chio Fernandez, to share a few of her top tips on how to photograph wine.
This is where you can get creative. The three main points of view to focus on are the top view, 3/4 and straight on. And within those views, you can shoot wide and include context or narrow and really get close to your subject. I use an XF56mm F1.2 for my closer shots and an XF23mm F1.4 for the wider shots.
Always consider your background when you are framing and ask yourself: is it distracting? A way of avoiding busy and distracting backgrounds is a shallow depth of field. Alternatively, find a white wall or a backdrop board that you could use to cover the distraction.
When taking your photos think that although your subject may be wine, there is no need to have wine in your frame; a cork, a bottle opener or an empty wine bottle can also make a great photograph.
Chio Fernandez is a professional food photographer who lives and works in London. She is also a Fujifilm X-Photographer. When shooting food (and wine!) she likes to use her Fujifilm X-E3 - “I love how compact and lightweight it is, making it easier for me to move around the table and to get into different angles”
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