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How I Shoot: Capturing Cocktails with @danielkrieger

For each How I Shoot, we ask an Instagrammer to tell us about the process behind their photos and videos. For more of Daniel’s pictures of food and drink, follow @danielkrieger on Instagram.

For Daniel Krieger (@danielkrieger), a photographer in New York City, the recipe for an enticing cocktail photo includes “beautiful composition, atmosphere and the best possible light.”

Though he also regularly documents dishes at restaurants such as Estela (@estelanyc) and Maison Premiere (@maisonpremiere), Daniel said that cocktails have something special going for them that most dishes don’t: their ability to transmit light. Captured correctly, “that glass just pops and creates an instant focus for the viewer.”

Here are Daniel’s tips for capturing the perfect cocktail photo:

Camera

"iPhone 5."

Vantage Point

"A 45-degree angle is nice because it shows the different layers of the drink and glass. And try backing up a bit. When you fill the entire frame with a dish of food or, in this case, a cocktail, the frame feels cramped and the iPhone camera doesn’t do as well. Put the drink against a wall, using some of the wall in your frame to create a nice composition. Watch your peripherals. If there’s a crumpled cocktail napkin behind your drink, move it out of the frame. If some guy is in the background of your frame maybe move a little bit to get him out of it. If he keeps following you around maybe go to another bar!"

Shooting

"Either use a cool glass—a coupe is a sexy choice—or a spirit with a rich, beautiful color. As with any type of mobile photography, natural light is a large chunk of the pie chart that makes up a good photograph. I will often use direct sunlight late in the day.”

Editing

"Enhance the image using an app like Snapseed or VSCO. And don’t forget to enjoy the drink. Cheers!"


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I look like an extremely professional fashionable woman in an Abaya. It probably took me AGES to look this professional right?image

WRONG. I’m actually wearing my onesie underneath it and you will NEVER KNOW MWAHAHAHA

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Wanna know another secret? Even though i LOOK like I’m paying attention to whatever nonsense you are saying…..

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I AM ACTUALLY WEARING HEADPHONES AND LISTENING TO MUSIC

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My weird little drawings of the super talented Grace D Chin.

allisonkerekillustration:

My weird little drawings of the super talented Grace D Chin.


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"Take off that silly ass hat!"
-Chris Rock (No Sex in the Champagne Room)

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"Take off that silly ass hat!"

-Chris Rock (No Sex in the Champagne Room)


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My boy Bill
Buy a print here!

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My boy Bill

Buy a print here!


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Art’s great nudes have gone skinny

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has created a visual re-imagination of historic nude paintings, had the subjects conformed their bodies to what the 21st century considers an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing—and quite shocking in what they say about the modern attitude toward women’s bodies.

This is genius

This makes me uncomfortable

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Fish Bowl Recipe.
Fish Bowl (or improvise)
1/2 cup Nerds Candy
5 oz Vodka
5 oz Malibu Rum
3 oz Blue Curacao
6 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
16 oz Pineapple juice
16 oz Sprite
3 slices each Lime, Lemon, Orange
4 Swedish fish
Pour nerds candy in bowl and fill with Ice. Add the mix and your Swedish Fish!

itspartyrehab:

Fish Bowl Recipe.

  • Fish Bowl (or improvise)
  • 1/2 cup Nerds Candy
  • 5 oz Vodka
  • 5 oz Malibu Rum
  • 3 oz Blue Curacao
  • 6 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
  • 16 oz Pineapple juice
  • 16 oz Sprite
  • 3 slices each Lime, Lemon, Orange
  • 4 Swedish fish

Pour nerds candy in bowl and fill with Ice. Add the mix and your Swedish Fish!

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