If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen that I had the pleasure of being the photographer at Rock Art Brewery a few months ago. Located in lovely Morrisville, VT, Rock Art has been around since long before the craft beer craze. A family owned business, they brew over 20 different beers.
When I arrived for our photoshoot, I walked around the building, looking for nice light, and interesting shots. I sometimes and skeptical of indoor photoshoots, since I believe that you really cant beat naturally lit photos, but Rock Art’s tasting room has several large windows where the daylight poured in.
As Renee, the co-founder and co-owner of the business poured beer samples for me to photograph, it struck me how beautiful the different colors were. I asked her to pour each beer in a different shape of glass and line them up on the bar. The beers looked nice, but they weren’t as striking as I would have liked them to be. We carefully moved the glasses to a oak barrel in front of the window. I leaned my trusty black poster board up behind the barrel and stepped back to take the shot. Sure enough, my favorite high contrast look was exactly what was needed to make the colors pop.
One of my favorite parts of my job as a food photographer is the problem solving that it takes to make a shot work. I knew from the beginning that I wanted a picture of Rock Art’s beautiful brews in a line. One step at a time I put together an eye-catching photo that is representative of Rock Art Brewing and their unique and gorgeous product.
Working with local businesses like Rock Art is so much fun, and I love working with them to create interesting, on-brand photos.
Thank you Rock Art!