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How to enhance condensation for ice-cold beverage photography

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Jitz Lim
How to enhance condensation for ice-cold beverage photography

There's one thing ALL beverage brands have in common - they want their bottles and cans to look refreshing and icy cold!

It can be challenging to keep your drinks looking cold on set, especially when you are shooting out of home. Luckily there is a simple trick you can use to get a long-lasting condensation effect on the surface of your photography subject.

How to create the condensation effect

All you need is three simple ingredients:

You can easily get glycerin from a pharmacy and it's inexpensive!

The best mixture for this solution is 50:50 water to glycerin. Too much glycerin, it'll be hard to spray. Too much water, it'll not stay for a long time on the surface. Stir and mix well.

Applying the condensation to your beverage

Fill the mixture in a spray bottle and spray directly onto the surface of your bottle or can.

The advantage of using glycerin and water mix is that the spritz will last for hours or even days, making the whole shooting process a lot easier!


This is a super easy and cheap hack to keep your bottles or cans looking cold for days and saves you lots of time from running to the fridge or having to spray the product over and over again.

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