I recently shot some photography for Bruin Spirits, Inc., a retail liquor store serving Parker, Colorado and the surrounding areas.
In addition to the usual interior and exterior shots, I photographed some of their shelf product and experimented with using wider apertures (f5.6, f4, f2.8) for minimum depth of field to maximize the background blur, leaving the bottles sharply in focus. I also altered the length of my lens by stepping back and zooming in to reduce the area in focus even more and enhance the blur. People tend to concentrate on what is sharp and clear. This means you can direct your viewers' attention to where you want in the photo by playing with aperture settings and a longer focal length in the lens.
Established in 2013 by owners Barbara and Greg Pittman, Bruin Spirits offers an impressive selection of craft, domestic and imported beers, wine selections from all over the world, and a full compliment of liquors (including rarities you won't find in average variety liquor stores). They also have a wine/beer tasting bar, open Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 - 6:00. So if you're ever in Parker, drop in for a tasting!
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