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Thread: photographing cooked food

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    Default photographing cooked food


    someone I know volunteered my services
    to photograph cooked food [I'm not sure
    for what purposes, but prob for brochure
    or just to show people what it looks like]

    never shot food before

    quite reluctant to do the assignment
    [cos' dunno how to do make up for the food]

    any tips/ advice?

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    what kind of food? just arranged a bit and shoot lor.. top down lighting is best
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Oct 2002
    Singapore / Japan / China


    i think those pros uses special lights to make the food looks more long time ago, used to worked as room service captain in a 5 star hotel, assisted a pro photographer in arranging food for shots, for the menu...that was long long time ago...

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    what kind of food?
    I guess it would be the usual dishes -
    noodles [the fried or dry kind, and also
    the kind with soup], fried rice, curry
    puffs, spring rolls, dim sum stuff, meat dishes
    [roast chicken, chicken wings, fish, etc]

    prob be stuff like that

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    I've seen the pros at work in food court, they used studio light & blue background. They also used alot of stuff like onions, garlic, chilli etc to line along the outside of the dish plate/bowl.

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    Actually all you need is a pretty girl in a bikini standing next to the cooked food, and it won't matter anymore...

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    Originally posted by StreetShooter
    Actually all you need is a pretty girl in a bikini standing next to the cooked food, and it won't matter anymore...

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    Wat's it for? muz ask properly.. For magazine or menu? then u can arrange e setup according to their needs
    depending on where u're shooting.. choose e correct film. I shot for a restaurant/wine bar be4.. n they want me to get e ambience. Provia should be good if u want to get e right colors. I think it's not necessary to use special lights... see their budget lah.. if low budget also not worth it. Make sure u get a good composition and focus on the right stuff. Muz capture e freshness of e food too... if shooting cooked food... like noodles or steak, try get the hot piping steam...

    Some of my friends used special food coloring to enhance e color. But it's pretty complicated... so don't try if u're not sure.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Jurong West


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