35 Photographs To Help You Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

I'm pretty sure many of you folks need a nice freshly brewed cup of coffee (if not several) to start your day. Taking photos of your first cup of coffee has definitely become a popular pastime with Instagram full of this ubiquitous beverage. 

The trouble is, how do you take a great photo of your morning brew? Today we've selected 35 awesome photographs of coffee to hopefully kickstart your own coffee photography obsession. 

Understanding Composition And Still Life Photography Will Stimulate Your Creativity

Interestingly, it really should be noted that taking a photo of your morning coffee (or afternoon coffee for that matter) is really just taking a still life photograph. Still life is an amazing genre of photography and one that will challenge your creativity. Here are 3 free guides to help you get started

  1. Beginners Guide To Still Life Photography
  2. Lighting For Still Life Photography
  3. Post-processing For Still Life Photography

As a set, these 3 free guides cover the basics of still life photography, from understanding the 4 key elements to staging your still life to enhancing your image in Lightroom and Photoshop.

If you're looking for more, composition is key in creating engaging still life photographs. If you'd like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Kent DuFault's guide to advanced composition.

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Take Your Photography Composition to the Next Level

We hope you've been stimulated by these amazing photos of coffee. If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds', do take a look at Kent DuFault's guide Advanced Composition. With this guide, you will learn all about light, shadow, lines, curves, repetition, juxtaposition and much more, and also develop the skills of anticipation, pre-visualization, and timing.

Click here now to check it out.


About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico is a one of our staff writers and has 10 years of experience in making documentary photography, he is currently working in long-term photo essays and you can see more of his work here. He is also a professor at a design-focused University, and is currently pursuing his PhD (and of course, his thesis is around Photography). His work has been featured in museums, newspapers and magazines. He is currently based in El Salvador.

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