A&P Food photography

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  1. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    Anyone have any tips for taking pictures of food? I want to take some quality photos for use in a menu and outdoor advertising.

    Camera is a d70
     
  2. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Play with a lamp over the subject, the shadows it can create can make things look so much better.
     
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    bounce flash with SB800 :bowdown:
     
  4. mojito

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    try using window light, its the best for soft even lighting

    use tilt shift lenses to place the plane of focus where ever you want it (they can be rented if you don't want to buy one)

    make sure there is plenty of the item around if it starts to melt/wilt whatever

    buy some food magazines and look at the pics in there, and look at the types of lighting and backgrounds, look at product placement, look at DOF, plane of focus etc
     
  5. dmora

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    Describe tilt shift lenses?
     
  6. mojito

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    they allow you to move the lens horizontaly and verticaly without having to move the camera, this allows you to move the plane of focus in any direction. so if you wanted to thave the plane of focus be diagnoal with a pice of cake instead of an arbitrary line int he middle and trying to pull DOF to keep the whole thing in focus, you could do that. thy also help to correct for distortion, like when you shhot a tall building it always has a weird look to it from the persepective
     
  7. dmora

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    :confused: link to lens or examples?
     
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    If you've never used a large format camera, and you need this to be done quick, don't even bother..... it takes a lot of time and practice to be able to use it properly. Don't use tungsten (hot light), they will dry the food..... if u have acces to strobes it's much beter...... for texture place the light in the bach 180 degrees.
     

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