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    Hi,

    Anyone has any advise on how to capture piping hot food with steam spout out? I see those food pics with smoke in the foodcourt are very fake......

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    Default Re: food with steam

    that is because they are created by chemicals

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    So did you try takin food pic with steam? Or should I say that it is difficult since those Professionals who shoot the signboard pics are using chemical smoke....

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    OT abit: But sometimes I think to myself those Pro shooting the fishheads are not fish eaters....the fishhead in the curry fishhead pics are so raw that the eyeball is still crytal clear!! I won't eat such fishhead....cooked fish has white eyeball loh...

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    wah!! someone actually noticed!!!! good attention to details
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    OT abit: But sometimes I think to myself those Pro shooting the fishheads are not fish eaters....the fishhead in the curry fishhead pics are so raw that the eyeball is still crytal clear!! I won't eat such fishhead....cooked fish has white eyeball loh...
    now than you notice?? go and see, all cooked food photos are raw or half cooked, btw, chemicals smoke are too expensive, too many trial and error, the cheaper way is photoshop.
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    Not now then i notice, its now then I say it out... I know those really Pro food pics for restuarant are done by Pro "make-up" artist before they are been shot by Pro photographer. Those "food" for shot may not be real food to start with, for example Hair Mousse can be used as cake topping....but this "Pro" who prepared the fishhead curry pic should have at least make the eyeball white (think of ways to just cook the eye or replace cooked eye with the raw eye from under the fish head) while keeping the rest of the head raw for feel of freshness with cooked feel mah.

    Back to the point, since you say chemical and PS, so really cannot shoot with piping hot food to capture the smoke? Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    now than you notice?? go and see, all cooked food photos are raw or half cooked, btw, chemicals smoke are too expensive, too many trial and error, the cheaper way is photoshop.

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    It just ruin my appetite when I saw it, so I "analyse" abit loh....

    U are food photographer? Your avatar semms like food pic and its fish!

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    wah!! someone actually noticed!!!! good attention to details

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Not now then i notice, its now then I say it out... I know those really Pro food pics for restuarant are done by Pro "make-up" artist before they are been shot by Pro photographer. Those "food" for shot may not be real food to start with, for example Hair Mousse can be used as cake topping....but this "Pro" who prepared the fishhead curry pic should have at least make the eyeball white (think of ways to just cook the eye or replace cooked eye with the raw eye from under the fish head) while keeping the rest of the head raw for feel of freshness with cooked feel mah.

    Back to the point, since you say chemical and PS, so really cannot shoot with piping hot food to capture the smoke? Thanks
    the Pro "make-up" artist you are referring is food stylist, mind you, so of them charge more ex than a pro photographer do, that how you see those food shot in some food courts are not so up to standard.

    you can't shoot the food straight out from the pot just to get the steam, the color of the food is already dead.
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    I am targetting at hot coffee actually....any tips?

    Yah, those Pro "make-up" artist are really very pro and creative. They have loads of "props", material and methods to make the food looks nice and inviting....I saw a Japanese program about a competition on food "make up". Its a real eye-opener!

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    the Pro "make-up" artist you are referring is food stylist, mind you, so of them charge more ex than a pro photographer do, that how you see those food shot in some food courts are not so up to standard.

    you can't shoot the food straight out from the pot just to get the steam, the color of the food is already dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    I am targetting at hot coffee actually....any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    photoshop
    make the smoke look like heart shape somemore...
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    Ok, thanks all for the feedback. Think thats the only way...

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    It's not a good theme.
    maybe not a good photo

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    Erm....did you reply to a wrong thread?? There is no foto here and not to mention theme....

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    It's not a good theme.
    maybe not a good photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Ok, thanks all for the feedback. Think thats the only way...
    you can use cigarette smoke, but need to shoot many shots cos of trial and error, and it is also bad for you health.
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    i remembered seeing this behind-the-scenes program on jap tv. u know those rice ads where they show a bowl of steaming rice ?

    in reality, the actual amount of steam from a bowl of rice is very little, like 30-40%? so they inserted a pipe behind the rice and pumped steam thru it. hence creating the effect with loads of steam.


    EDIT i guess my post might be useful to lastboltnut
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    It just ruin my appetite when I saw it, so I "analyse" abit loh....

    U are food photographer? Your avatar semms like food pic and its fish!
    yes... me food photographer but not the fish head kindddd
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    Hi Murcielago, I think we saw the same Jap program Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Murcielago View Post
    i remembered seeing this behind-the-scenes program on jap tv. u know those rice ads where they show a bowl of steaming rice ?

    in reality, the actual amount of steam from a bowl of rice is very little, like 30-40%? so they inserted a pipe behind the rice and pumped steam thru it. hence creating the effect with loads of steam.


    EDIT i guess my post might be useful to lastboltnut

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    Oic

    Quote Originally Posted by bowwow View Post
    yes... me food photographer but not the fish head kindddd

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