Using the same glasses and bowls for food photography becomes boring at some point. I have just a 2 or 3 types of glasses and some more types of bowls.
For my photography I need 2 or 3 glasses for a photo, so buying a set of 6 or 12 glasses is expensive, takes a lot of place in my cabinet and no use in the future (10 different sets – is too much). So I realized that I can use any type of jars for drinks or desserts, glasses for desserts instead of bowls, small bottles for drinks, etc. Put your imagination at play and you will discover a new world.
Sometimes I find in shops some food in nice and unique jars, small bottles for juice that I will never drink but I will buy them for my photography. It is an investment for future projects.
Here are some examples of my jars, small bottles, and glasses.
Here is a cognac glass for a blueberry dessert. There is a logo on the glass and I styled the glass so I can hide it.
This glass I borrowed from my mom. She has it from my grandmother. From a set of 6 this is the only one left. So, check your grandmother cabinets for old glasses or bowls.
For this smoothie I used a coconut oil jar. Very nice and interesting shape for a jar.
For this dessert I used champagne glasses. You can also use red or white wine glasses.
This small jars were filled with a vanilla dessert when I bought them. They weren’t very expensive and go so well with drinks, desserts, sauces or even as a small vase for some small flowers.
This is a small nutella jar. I got it as a gift and it goes so nice as a glass for juice or dessert.
I found this 6 jars in a second hand furniture store. They were so cheap so I bought all 6 of them. I use them for desserts and serve my guests. I am so in love with these small jars.
This is a small bottle that we have it in the shops with a carrot juice.
These are whiskey glasses used for dessert.
This small jar had peanut butter in the shop. Now I use it for drinks, desserts, sauces and other things in my photos.
As you can see, you can reused all the jars and glasses. When I find something that I like or looks nice I buy them and put them in some boxes in my studio. Sometimes it takes many months before use them, but I am always prepare.