We continue our Beertorapher of the Week series with someone who absolutely gets it. If you're a fan of beer photography you probably already know Instapint. So when I asked Suni, the man behind Instapint if he would be interested in bei...
We continue our Beertorapher of the Week series with someone who absolutely gets it. If you're a fan of beer photography you probably already know Instapint. So when I asked Suni, the man behind Instapint if he would be interested in being the Beertographer of the Week, he gladly obliged. But enough from me, let's hear from the man himself!
It's not particularly difficult to access and enjoy craft beer in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're spoiled in that way.
However, while I've enjoyed craft beer and amateur photography for years, I'd been more about "foodporn" than "beerporn" until recently (for example, http://www.consumd.com). Just about 2 years ago, though, Instagram changed that. Without realizing it, my Instagram feed became focused solely on craft beer, so I decided to run with it. I found myself enjoying more than the taste of craft beer, but the whole experience - the colors, the people, the act of pouring, the bottle shares, etc. - all through screen on my iPhone. I also began to enjoy the challenge of composing simple photos of beer into something interesting. (This is still my favorite iPhone snap from my feed, more than a year later: http://instagram.com/p/G8EoI3CZ_a/)
And in the last year, I've enjoyed taking my beertography beyond the iPhone, exploring the craft beer scene with my Sony Nex-6 camera. The higher quality results needed a much bigger platform than the 612x612 Instagram square could capture, so I've now added a Tumblr gallery into the mix, and beertography has become such a big part of my overall social presence, that I've "rebranded" most of my accounts to "Instapint". Snapping photos of craft beer has just become a natural part of the process for me: Shoot, drink, check-in on Untappd, blog, repeat.
I get the feeling this is a hobby that'll stick. In fact, I'm off to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of City Beer Store in San Francisco (with my camera of course). Cheers, and thanks for the shout out!
Thank you sir! If you were looking for a how-to on beertography, look no further than any of Instapint sites or social media accounts. All amazing stuff. Check out a few more photos below!