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To convey the concept of barrel tasting (tasting wines drawn from the barrel into your glass) to advertise a barrel tasting event, I created the photo at the left, below:


I combined the two photos at the right to get the image I wanted.
This Photoshop masking method is explained in one of my tutorials
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I had a 19"x28" framed enlargement of this barrel tasting image made to hang next to the three-bottle photo (previous page). A copy of this enlargement now hangs in the Tangley Oaks Mansion, headquarters of Terlato Wines International in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

 

I combined twelve vertical photos to create this 16"x60" vineyard panorama. It depicts the first crop of the Terlato Family Vineyards estate vineyard just above Rutherford Hill Winery. A copy of this panorama hangs in Tangley Oaks as well.

 

I was flown to Sanford Winery and Vineyards in a chartered plane specifically to photograph the historic Sanford and Benedict vineyard for Wine Enthusiast magazine. During the four hours I was there, I took quite a few other photos.

Six of those other photos have been enlarged and are now decorating the walls of Sanford's beautiful new tasting room. That 60x22" panorama is over their fireplace.

 

I was given a crystal decanter to photograph. The only difficulty was that the background hadn't been decided upon. Perhaps they'd use the decanter against different backgrounds on various occasions, so would I please just "remove the background." Here is the decanter with the background removed and a bottle distorted behind it. Now any image can be placed behind the decanter.

The clear decanter showed up best against a dark background and the bottle against a light background, so here I've used a gradient.

 

I illustrate most of my graphics with photos, but sometimes a line drawing does the job better, so I just change my photo into a line drawing:

Line drawing from photo

 

When Chimney Rock's online shopping cart was launched, I created a graphic intended to convey the idea:

Order wine online

 

When I took the Rutherford Hill 2004 Family Photo (below), only 30 employees were able to attend the first photo session. I photographed 21 more people at later dates and put them into the photo.

Roll your mouse over this image to see the original photo.

Rutherford Hill 2004 Family


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Rutherford Hill Winery, Chimney Rock Winery, Alderbrook Winery and the Terlato Wine Group
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