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. 

white ceramic mug filled with coffee beside coffee beans
Janko Ferlic
cafe caffeine cappuccino close up
Aphiwat chuangchoem
beans black coffee caffeine coffee
Juan Pablo Arenas
black coffee caffeine coffee coffee cup
Brigitte Tohm

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.

photo of coffee warmer pump jar filled with coffee
Georgi Petrov
white ceramic mug filled with brown liquid on heart shaped
Jessica Lewis
black ceramic coffee mug and beans
Lisa Fotios
coffee cup drink tea
caffeine coffee coffee beans roasted
Toni Cuenca
woman holding cup of latte
The Lazy Artist Gallery
blur caffeine cappuccino close up
VisionPic .net
aroma art beautiful beverage
Tirachard Kumtanom
white coffee mug on brown surface
Lisa Fotios
coffee beans on gray sack
Ylanite Koppens
cappuccino ceramic chocolate coffee
Mix Miki
antique beans caffeine coffee
artistic beverage breakfast bright
hand fruits rural gardening
mali maeder
wake up smell the coffee wall decoratio
Zun Zun
have a break led signage
Alexas Fotos

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 Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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