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    Default Re: What lens to take food photos

    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99 View Post
    ISO?
    Aperture?
    shutter speed?
    Any shooting mode like TV, M, P etc to set?
    ISO - lowest possible, or what is still acceptable to you as noise level
    Aperture - depending on required Depth of Field. There are online calculators to help you.
    Shutter speed - will be the result of the 2 previous settings. If too low to handhold then get a tripod.
    Why shooting mode Tv? Is your food still alive and you need to freeze motion? Do you know how to operate Manual mode with exposure metering? Obviously not, so it's off. But since aperture needs to be set in order to get the right Depth of Field .. hey, there is this Av mode
    As mentioned earlier: you might need a flash for proper illumination. But if you want to capture with existing light than a tripod is mandatory. Go and try, but try in a structured way. No point fiddling around with all settings and jumping through modes without understanding.
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    Default Re: What lens to take food photos

    3) Restaurant with dim lightings, example in candle light dinner.ISO?
    ISO?
    Aperture?
    shutter speed?
    Any shooting mode like TV, M, P etc to set?

    I would prefer to jus enjoy the dinner at this mode
    don spoilt the mode. or go alone in this mode.
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    Default Re: What lens to take food photos

    Quote Originally Posted by fiestormi View Post
    3) Restaurant with dim lightings, example in candle light dinner.ISO?
    ISO?
    Aperture?
    shutter speed?
    Any shooting mode like TV, M, P etc to set?

    I would prefer to jus enjoy the dinner at this mode
    don spoilt the mode. or go alone in this mode.
    Have to try, then come back and let us know.

    If you jus wan to enjoy meal and dun spoil de moot, use a P&S.

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    Default Re: What lens to take food photos

    Hi speedtest,

    If you can get your hands on a copy of 500D user's guide, there is a case study of how to take photos of dishes but you might have to experiment. It is only $15, a worthwhile investment if you are new, and is available from the Canon Link at VivoCity.

    But to help lighten your journey's path, you can use the 18-55mm kit, but will depend on the lighting that you have. In the book, they used the Av mode set to f7.1. But there is a lot of light for this example as the dishes are placed next to a window and as such, you can use that high aperture.

    For the various scenarios that you have sought help with, lighting is what you need to consider. In a low light candle-lit, you may want to use M mode to control for a longer shutter speed and a higher aperture. Of course, don't forget to adjust the Exposure Values to ensure you don't have an underexposed picture.

    HTH.


    PS: I'm also a brand new noob, and still learning, but i guess learning is a process is where you acquire knowledge, apply it, and then help others to understand your processed knowledge.
    A picture a day keeps the blues away!

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