Give It a Swirl

I shoot food, all kinds of food. Sometimes basic and sometimes complicated, but I always strive to make it better or more interesting, even if it’s not called for.  My client needed some quick shots to go with a special, a few different pitchers of sangria and wine drinks. Not overly complicated, I shot it at their location downtown.

Satisfied with this simple shot, I wanted to go a little further…

Photoshop to the rescue. Selecting the Elliptical marque, I marked out the iced area on top. Then went to the Filter menu and selected from Distort=Twirl. Playing around with the amount of twirl gave me 95% as acceptable….

Interesting but to finish it out, I selected the background and added a gradient color..

Not too bad but the Miami food photographer in me had to do one more…and drink up!!!