Food Photography

One of the potential themes I’m looking at is that of food photography, well, copying food photography styles on Consumer electronics…

So here are some things I’ve learned from looking online (sources below)

Here is a great hint
Create that ‘fresh out of the oven’ steam by placing some microwaved cotton balls that have been soaked in water.

That should really help me out in terms of making some of the ‘dishes’ seem real.

So far, a pretty consistent theme is longer shutter speeds, and natural light

Keep in mind colour balance. In natural light, many meats can look blue, not so nice.

Another great tip “Whatever tripod is used always either release the camera’s shutter remotely or use the timed delay function built into just about every camera now on the market. Pressing the shutter causes the camera to vibrate so doing this off camera or giving the camera time to settle down before the shutter release makes for a much sharper photograph.”

Current trends in food photography are very minimalist, meaning I’m going to need to use props mostly to convey which items are which.

Apparently 50mm lens are best… so my 60 mm lens should be close enough

http://www.photoble.com/photography-tips-tricks/10-food-photography-tips-to-make-it-look-tasty

http://www.photoradar.com/techniques/tips/15-food-photography-tips

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/food-photography-tips-and-techniques/

Also, a really nice collection of food shots can be found
http://www.foodportfolio.com/

well, that’s enough for now, I’m hungry.

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About link6616

I am an Assistant Language teacher on the JET Program living in Shikoku Japan. I love games, photography, Japan and musicals!
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