How to create fake condensation to glasses for food photography and food styling!
– Hey guys, it’s Dani and today is day 13 of the food styling challenge. This morning we’re talking all about how to add condensation to the outside of your glass. Now this is really helpful for things like cocktails where you really want that wet and frosty look on the outside of your glass. I’m super exited to get started so let’s go ahead and jump in. So the first thing that you’re going to want to do that’s my personal favorite is you’re gonna wanna spray your glass with Scotch Guard. You don’t have to do this for every glass but if you really want it to look frosty it’s my favorite way for this to happen. Okay So the first thing that you’re gonna wanna do here is you’re gonna want to spray your glass with Scotch Guard. So to do that the easiest way is to stick your hand inside of a paper towel. So you can pick your glass up like that. Now you could also use a cloth glove or something like that, but this is pretty easy and I like to do this outside, so just take this out and you come in and just spray it, just all over it like that. Now this is gonna give you a nice base, this is gonna give you something for the glycerine to start sticking to. Now you can do it without the Scotch Guard if you only have the glycerine water base but I just find this gives it a little bit better ability to hold on there and really bead up nicely. So you’re gonna let it dry, it dries really fast. It’s pretty much already done there. Tip number two is to use a solution that will make water droplets better than water. My favorite is glycerine mixed with water. We mix it at a 50/50 ratio. The other option that you have is using a light corn syrup like Karo syrup. And then we’re just gonna come in and take the glycerine spray, and you can use a variety of distances but a couple inches usually if you’re going for like all over mist and then rotating just like that. It’s about what we’re looking for and you can kinda see, let’s see if I can get this to focus. It’s hard to see but if we get the light just right you can see there’s nice beads of condensation all the way through here. Then just set your glass down and pull that right on out. Now the reason we do that is because you don’t wanna have fingerprints inside of your glass where you’re holding it or squeezing on that outside. It’s gonna leave little drops all the way through there. So if you go in and you’re trying to pull glasses out of the freezer as well this trick works really well also to just get in there and get a hold of it. Option number three is just simply to freeze your glasses. This doesn’t produce as much condensation but it also doesn’t require any special tools so if you just want something quick and you’ve already got glasses in the freezer you can totally just pull them out. Just make sure that you’re ready to shoot right when they come out of the freezer. So for a frozen glass we’ve got the same kind of concept here and with this if you’re doing it this way you do just wanna make sure that you kinda clean up like this to where you’re not leaving any uneven aspects there and then you can see these are already starting to frost up here. This is looking really nice. I just pulled them out of the freezer. The only thing about these is that they don’t really last very long so if you want that frosty look you really gotta get that fast and then you can come in and add a little bit, if you want it too look wet and then that will start to bead up as it’s so cold and give you a little bit more texture in there. The last option that you have is to use something called ice powder. Ice powder can be purchased from commercial food photography warehouses. This is a product that helps you create a fake version of that icy look when you pull a can out of a ice chest. Now this isn’t for everything and you certainly don’t need it for all of your projects at home but just so you know it is an option out there. Thanks for watching I hope this was helpful to you. Be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know if this was helpful and let me know if you have any other request for other videos. If you did like this content and you’d like to see more of it in your feed definitely be sure to like us on Facebook and click the link in the description, that will give you one of the freebies that I use all of the time in my business. It’s something called, My Food Photography Workflow Checklist. Now basically what that means in a nutshell is you get my entire brain in one form. You can download it, print it out and we use this on every single set. It’s very valuable and I hope that you’ll enjoy it. Until next time friends I’ll see you tomorrow.