For years, we have photographed ice cream. Lately, we have been shooting a lot of both stills and video ice cream projects. Both fake and real ice cream photography have their challenges but by far some of the hardest photography you will ever do is real ice cream.
The obvious is that real ice cream melts. But what may not be so obvious are all the other factors that effect real ice cream shots? Here are just a few:
Ice cream temperature to get the right barking on the scoop
Types of nuggets, nuts, chocolate ribbons, caramel ribbons, etc that is in the ice cream.
Temperature of the ice cream bar coating
Fat content of the ice cream
etc., etc., etc.
Although ice cream photography isn't brain surgery, it's one of the closest think you'll come to it as a photographer.
Stills from a recent video shoot
Stills from a recent video shoot of a coke float on a spinning turntable
doing a final check of the glass and product
what you don't see is a clear tube inside the glass holding up the ice cream
using my 10x glasses to make sure the chocolate coating is just right
orange cream popsicle
A basket of dry ice hovering over the set to keep the ice cream from melting
lots of ice cream scoops
food stylist perfectly positioning ice cream in the bowl
Lot's of ice cream sandwich options
dueling 10x glasses
Adding sauce and nuggets to the scoop
food stylist having fun
food stylist holding fake ice cream
the real thing
Thanks, Tiffany for all the great behind the scenes photos.