This series of microbrewery pictures came about after I was asked if I wanted to attend a meet-up of Getty photographers at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen. I have a confession to make; I don’t really enjoy the company of others photographers much. There, said it, I feel better for that, sorry fellow ‘togs! Too many ego’s too many opinions everybody wants to criticise each others work but rarely praise, I guess it says more about me than anything else. I digress again.
Back on track, the meet up was great. There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the photography stock market at the moment and Getty are ideally placed to influence the market. But I must admit they have made some strange decisions regarding their pricing structures on both RM and RF collections and they have been slow to react to the presence of new entrants to the RF market such as Shutterstock who offer subscription packages to clients that Getty have been very slow to compete with losing market share as a result.
But the Getty analysts had some very useful information to pass on. Copenhagen had been chosen for the meet up because Copenhagen and everything Nordic seems to be the centre of world for cultural and food references for the last couple of years. So my starting point on this topic was a fantastic local microbrewery here in Stege, Bryghuset Møn.
I had visited this place before but I wanted to return with a better camera, more knowledge and a model, Jarl. The brewmaster Sven is incredibly knowledgeable and proud, rightly so, about his beer, just don’t mention liquorice flavoured beers. The process of making beer seemed incredibly complicated to me, I remember helping my father “home-brew” as a child and it seemed to take about 10 mins and a couple of weeks of fermenting in a plastic tub under the stairs! I did not dare mention this to Sven who took his brewing very seriously…..All the talk of mash tuns, chilled fermentating tanks and wort passed me by I’m afraid so much so I managed to get most of light stands and even my tripod in som elf the pictures!
I set up some remote flashes using the Nikon CLS system combined with the Nikon auto-iso settings is a really nice way to work, just look out for the light stands and flashes creeping into the pictures, they take a long time to retouch out!
Thanks to Sven and David Jensin of http://www.davids.nu/ for allowing me to shoot there.
You can see more about the brewery here http://www.bryghusetmoen.dk/om-bryghuset
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