Online Class

Tricks of the Trade: Photographing Liquids

$29.99$44.99

Master the pour, the splash and the perfect shot with liquid photography skills!

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a gear list
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Chris Grey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Find out how to use simple props and expert lighting to create striking liquid imagery! Award-winning commercial photographer Chris Grey reveals industry secrets to help you create masterful photographs of bottles, cocktails, pours, splashes and much more. Learn how to use strategic lighting to create impressive images and discover quick tricks that add contrast, texture and detail to your photos. Find out how to use key lights and soft boxes to capture glasses and bottles with a stunning lit-from-within look. Use strobes and specialized gear for flawless shots of liquid being poured and master the splash with a lesson on freezing motion. Plus, discover essential post-processing skills, including how to combine the best components of multiple images into a striking composite.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
07:21
Meet your instructor, professional photographer Chris Grey, and hear about the joys and challenges of photographing liquids. Then, delve into studio and gear needs before Chris introduces you to using a light meter, a studio photographer's best friend.
2. Ice Illusions
15:41
3. Appetizing Photographs
19:19
4. Drama on the Rocks
15:33
5. Freeze the Pour
14:45
6. Make a Splash
16:56
7. Perfect the Image
31:02

Recommended with this class

  • Any camera with an external flash connection
  • 50mm lens
  • External speedlight(s)

Taught by

Chris Grey
Chris Grey
Chris Grey has been a product photographer for more than four decades and has worked with clients from The Home Depot to Target. He’s authored 14 books on photography, including the bestseller Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers. Chris is a three-time winner of the Nikon Certificate of Excellence, and has received Photo Design magazine’s Gold Award for stock photography. He’s hosted workshops everywhere from London to Hawaii, and is thrilled to bring his expertise to the Craftsy community.

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