Seasonal beers are delicious! #craftbeer #properpour #skabrewing @skabrewing #cobeer #colorado

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We also love coffee as much as booze at #properpour. Very excited to try this new @ozocoffee #papuanewguinea coffee! #espresso#frenchpress#outside #whiskey #mornings

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Let’s hear the votes! #properpour #whiskey #whisky #whitegirldrunk #camping#outside

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Tips for #beerstagraming your #ProperPour, Part 3

Part 3 of Better #beerstagramming for your #ProperPour!

Previous posts Part 1 and Part 2

5. Rule of thirds. When not centering the object try to keep the object/beer in 1/3 of the screen. Interviews are really good at this. Interviews usually place the interviewee in one side of the screen representing the back 1/3.

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6. Change locations. Go to the beach, bring beer to #beerstagram. Go to the park, bring beer to #beerstagram. Get it?

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7. Don’t be a snob. Its okay, I know you kick back a limarita, MGD, or Coors every now and then. Its ok, don’t be a snob, you can #beerstagram those too.

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Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you take better pics for your #beerstagram! Dont forget to tag your pics with #properpour!

Until next time… Pour Proper my friends…

Tips for #beerstagraming your #ProperPour, Part 2

Part 2 of Better #beerstagramming for your #ProperPour!

Previous posts Part 1

3. Make it look real with your filters. Had a long conversation about Instagram with my good friend and professional photographer Ryan Day Thompson and he simply told me, “Make it look real”. Don’t try to go overboard with filters, just here a little and there a little. Make it look like it does in real life. Sometimes highlighting a little more, or a little less saturation to ease out of those harsh tones. (insert westbrook dock pic)

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4. Center the objects in the picture. Try to use symmetry in your pictures to make things look even. Use the grid on your photo apps to allow for symmetry.

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More to come on the next post in a few days…

Dont forget to tag your pics with #properpour!

Until next time… Pour Proper my friends…

Tips for #beerstagramming your #ProperPour, Part 1

Tips for #beerstagraming your #properpour

With the epidemic of flashes interrupting meals and beers out on the town nowadays here are a few tips for taking better pictures for your Instagram.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional photographer. I am only sharing some helpful things I have learned from failing at beerstagraming for all those years

1. Focus on the beer, not the background. We tend to think that we can just whip out our phones and snap away only to come home to a bunch of blurry pics. “Oh this beer was great! Let me show you a pic!” “Dude, that’s blurry, I can see the bar, but not the beer.” Take the time, stick your finger on the screen, and end the blurriness. Below the left pic has the background in focus while the right has the glass in focus. Take the time to do it right.

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2. Try different angles. For example sometimes its fun to do the upside down pic! Or the landscape pic! Try using mirrors! Get creative! Here is a great example from @craft_what!

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More to come on the next post in a few days…

Until next time… Pour Proper my friends…