It's been over a year since Profoto interviewed Martin Wonnacott about his amazing beverage photography. Now the man dubbed "the master of liquids" has released a behind the scenes video of his work for us all to drool over and try to dissect. There isn't anything to guide you through it either, just press pause a lot. Martin definitely knows how to make a beverage look it's best and although there is certainly a fair bit of retouching in the final shots this is a guy that gets it right in the camera first. A few things to keep in mind if you go to experiment with creating images like these. You'll want to use a polarizer to help handle your reflections as well as fill cards, they are your friends. Keep your lighting simple and remember that ice is much easier to control when it's fake. Go out and buy some acrylic ice. It's cheap, comes in all sorts of nifty shapes...and your life will be much easier.
Thanks to Martin Wonnacott for putting this out there for us. I'm changing your nickname from "master of liquids" to "Poseidon."
You can check out the original interview on ProFoto's blog.
Also be sure to take a look at his website for more amazing images.