Shot a fun assignment for GQ Magazine today. Bombay Sapphire is running an advertorial showing different bartenders from across the US, so I went down to the Heathman and spent an hour mixing some very strong drinks with Jeremy. I lit the scene with 5 lights, the main light is a medium sized softbox with a grid on it to keep the light on just the subject, a background light with a blue gel to light up the Bombay bottles, 2 lights behind with 20 degree grids for the rim lights and a canon speedlight with a snoot to light the bottle and drink on the counter.
Craig Mitchelldyer is a Portland, Ore. based freelance photographer who has been working in the region for 10 years. His work has been featured in major national and international publications including The Seattle PI, The Oregonian, USA Today, The New York Times, Newsweek, Outdoor Life, Canada Globe and Mail, Golf World, Sports Illustrated, Athlon Sports Annuals and most newspapers in Oregon. Learn more about his work at www.craigmitchelldyer.com.