vodka

Week 21 Product

Week 21 Product: Imagine your image in a catalog or a magazine. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

I didn’t really get hooked into this one – I am not a technical photographer and really couldn’t be bothered to set something up. For me, if I can’t ‘see’ a photo, then it doesn’t get taken!

However, I did remember taking a photo in the sunshine on our first real campervan trip a few weeks ago. We had bought some really nice vodka the evening before we headed away and decided to take it with us.

We parked up in a tiny, remote campsite in the Whirinaki forest, called The Sanctuary Campsite, 5km down a very washed out metalled road. It was lunch time and since we were there for the night and didn’t have to drive anywhere, we decided to have an aperitif before lunch. I was sitting in the van as Nigel prepared it and when I looked down, the sun was casting shadows of the bottles and the glasses. It isn’t a technically good photo, nor is it even very well composed or framed but I like the clarity of colours and the light. In terms of it being an advertisement, it isn’t really any good either as you can’t see the full name of the distillery!  But if you want to check out the Cardrona Distillery, it is well worth it!

clear glass bottle and two glasses with clear liquid in, castig shadows in the sunlight on a grey table

The only other ‘product’ type photo opportunity that jumped out at me was the Instagram images I create for Craft Hamilton – a craft beer bar in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is our local haunt and I enjoy creating whacky photos for them!

Here are a couple;

collage of photos showing beer being poured and the name of the bar "Craft" vertically on th left hand side of the image

the menu of a bar vertically on the right hand side, the name of a bar Craft" on the left hand side, the background is glasses on a bar and a full glass of beer