A&P Food photography

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  1. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    Insights, tips? Should I use strobes or natural light? I a shoot for a Chinese restaurant soon, so any info would be great. thx
     
  2. mojito

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    natural light
    back lit or side lit
    fill card from the front/side
    find your exposure/AF wtc ahead of time, you want hot fresh food, not wilty nastyness

    don't use flash

    a tilt shift lens can be really handy








    bounced flash, theres no depth or texture
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  3. planb

    planb itches in my teeth

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    awesome pics mojito... I really like the 2nd one and the wine pics.
     
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    I've always been told when taking food shots, make sure you're shooting into the light (like mojito said, back lit). Makes the food look more 'appetizing'... amazing how simple things like that make such a huge difference.
     
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    wow i really like the wine one
     
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    tilt shift, doh now the use for it comes up
    ive tried this before and never had good lighting in the area so things come out warm looking
     
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    I heard from a pro food photog that he likes to shoot food with a zoom lens to get more bokeh.
     
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    U don't shoot Nikon :mamoru:
     
  10. mojito

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    I wondered how long it would take someone :mamoru:

    just a good example pic I had in front of me at the time :o
     
  11. mojito

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    moving the dof to match a diagonally placed piece of cake :bowdown:
     
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    yeah i never came up with a use for my tilt shift 35 so i sold it. :o
    my brain doesnt think like that
     
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    natural light.
    one of the best food shooters i've ever seen uses nothing but.
     
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    yeah i know a couple food photogs who use 95% natural light.

    One even bought a house to turn in to his studio and had each shooting room modified or re-constructed specifically for different qualities of natural light.
     
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    shoot from high above the ground and make sweet diorama looking pics.
     
  16. mojito

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    i wish I could do that. But I do have a nice big north facing window to use :hs:

    the hard part is explaining why our dining room is turned into a studio :mamoru:




    but thats a goal for this year is doing some food photography for stock since we have this awesome commercial kitchen to use
     
  17. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    hire a food stylist.
     
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    I appreciates everyones input. thanks
     

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