UberEATS – good enough to eat

For the past couple of months, I have been to more restaurants than I usually visit in a year. Unfortunately, I’ve not actually eaten at all of them (most of them, though). Instead, I’ve been working with Uber, who launched their food delivery service in Scotland recently. The app, called UberEATS, will allow users to order from over 100 outlets, and get food delivered straight to them.

Mackrel nigiri at Edinburgh restaurant, Maki Maki.

Mackrel nigiri at Edinburgh restaurant, Maki Maki.

Pickerings Gin product photography

This has been a busy couple of  weeks shooting, amongst other things, the promotion and product shots for Pickerings Gin. Edinburgh’s 1st gin distillery in over 150 years has been set up at Summerhall by Marcus Pickering and Matt Gammell.  Marcus and Matt, aptly naming themselves the “two royal dicky birds” are producing small batches of handcrafted, beautifully balanced, marvellously mixed Pickerings Gin.

The gin’s mix of soft citrus and coriander botanicals and a crisp, dry finish can even be bought on tap at the Royal Dick, Summerhall only 23 metres from the distillery and 30 metres from my studio!

It’s been great working with Dave and the fine people at Story Design Agency.  I had a good day in the distillery with Marcus and Matt shooting all the copper.  You can go and see for yourself as the distillery is open for visitors by contacting Summerhall in advance.  I must say I enjoyed a few at the opening event last Thursday.  I’m looking forward to shooting the signature cocktails in the next couple of weeks, I’ll post more images when I shoot them.


Pickerings Gin Product Photography by Peter Dibdin at Summerhall

Pickerings Gin Product Photography by Peter Dibdin at Summerhall

Product photography with Barney’s Beer

Today I had a cracking day with Barney the Brewer who is my neighbour and fellow Summerhall resident.  He approached me a couple of weeks ago to get some product photography of his fantastic beer.  We both agreed that it would be much better to get some shots on location as opposed to using a white background.  Wanting to hint at its Summerhall roots we wanted to find a location where there where some of the white tiles that you find about the place and also somewhere I could trundle all my fantastic but very heavy strobe kit to.  After taking a while trying to squeeze the lights into tight spaces to get the light right we have managed to get some great shots.  Here are a couple of the final results without any postproduction done in Photoshop and some of shots of the shoot setup.  The first shot is of Barney’s new brew extra pale ale which he is launching in a couple of weeks.

Product photography by Peter Dibdin drink photography for Barney's Beer