Wine bottle photography business launched
Photo by Collin Krauthamer
Pairing his photography skills and his love for the Wine Country, Sonoma native son Collin Krauthamer has launched a new business aimed at wineries. With StripShot.com, he offers clean, high-resolution images of wine bottles for websites and promotional materials for wineries.
“The photos can be used in any number of marketing or publicity,” he said. “Basically, the process is that winemakers go to my website, fill out a form, send me a bottle to shoot in my studio and I return a high quality image.”
Krauthamer said the photos are done on a clean, white background for versatility. The image of the bottle can be easily extracted and inserted into an existing image.
“Say you have a photo of your tasting room, but you want to put your newest vintage in,” he explained. “Wineries come out with new varietals all the time, they have new labels, they have new vintages every year and they need promotional images of all of it.”
He can also do custom work if wineries have a specific idea in mind.
Krauthamer sees his strength most in his competitive pricing. He charges $99 per bottle. He also is highly technically trained as a graduate of the prestigious Brooks Institute, which specializes in photography. But he added that he cut his teeth in the photography department at Sonoma Valley High School.
“Bottles are very difficult to shoot, they can make lots of reflections,” he said, adding that he guarantees clean, readable images.
For now, he is keeping his focus on wine bottles, but sees potential for growth in the future. “Right now I just want to do wine but eventually I’d love to do beer and other bottles,” he said.
To learn more, visit StripShot.com.