Styling 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.
Try to think of the story you want to tell with your image. I start with an idea and then I move on to doing some research to find inspiration for props. Pinterest and Instagram are great sources of inspiration. Try not to copy but grab ideas from other images and then combine them and alter them to create your own image.
I tend to cover three different styles: minimalist, contextual and fine art. I start with the subject on its own, creating a simple image and once I am happy with that, I add props to add context to the subject. When it comes to wine, adding things like a bottle opener, a cheese platter, or some grapes into the frame can really set the mood of the image.
Another great way of creating context is adding a human factor try a hand in frame grabbing a glass or some wine pouring action. And for the last part of the shoot, I like getting creative. Adding flowers or some quirky unusual wine glasses you can really create something special. Think of all your images as complementary to each other.
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”