Food Photography


mfadhil

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Hello :)

Am not sure where to post this but i'll just post it here.
Just wondering if anybody can share any settings for food photography ? And maybe guide me on how to start ? Currently only have a kit lens with me, is that good enough ? Not planning to get any lens for the time being.

Cheers ! ;)
 

ChongK

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#2
Hello :)

Am not sure where to post this but i'll just post it here.
Just wondering if anybody can share any settings for food photography ? And maybe guide me on how to start ? Currently only have a kit lens with me, is that good enough ? Not planning to get any lens for the time being.

Cheers ! ;)
Settings maybe become secondary, cos lighting is key ;) Strobes plays an important part in giving the proper lighting.
A kit lens may do the job, but just not as well as maybe a constant f/2.8 lens or wide. As the want more of the back ground to be out-of-field if that's the effect you want.

Hope this helps :)
 

Jun 14, 2010
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Yes, lighting in very important.
Here are the basics you will need:

Strobes
Majong paper
Tripod

And most importantly !!!

GOOD FOOD:bsmilie:
 

whatjerom

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Thanks all for the input ;D

cheers !
oh ya, sometimes food photography can turn nasty. Why? Because everyone have to wait for you to snap snap snap before they start indulging the food. Hahahaha.:bsmilie:
 

zac08

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It all depends on how you want the picture to turn out. It can be as simple as a single lens without flash (if the lighting is good) or it can work out to be strobes, reflectors, and etc...

I shoot food a lot, and I love to shoot it simply with a 50mil or 24mil...
 

daredevil123

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#11
Welcome to CS.

I encourage you to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

Good start here:

Camera basics
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544

Composition
http://www.amateursnapper.com/photography/10-top-photography-composition-rules
http://digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-composition-tips

More topics covered here:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
 

enzeru21

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not only the settings for the camera must be ok, lighting must be good etc...

the food must be good...

meaning the presentation plays a huge part...

also the plate, the accessorizing stuff like fork and knife napkin blah blah..

also hot warm food, fresh looking ingredients that have the best appeal.. and not some left over in the fridge kind... :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

enzeru21

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Bro..."left over" food can also be used. It's how creative you want to make your shots. :cool:
hmmm ok.. i guess you can use too..

but dunno i seem to prefer if its not like left over afew days kinda food.. haha.. personal preference~! :bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

zac08

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Btw... sometimes, the food photography is not pics of the REAL food. :)

In the bigger production shoots, they may even use fake products to imitate the food as certain foods can last long enough for the shoot duration or it may melt in the heat of the lights and time taken to frame and shoot.
 

daredevil123

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Btw... sometimes, the food photography is not pics of the REAL food. :)

In the bigger production shoots, they may even use fake products to imitate the food as certain foods can last long enough for the shoot duration or it may melt in the heat of the lights and time taken to frame and shoot.
yup..

and a lot of them use uncooked food as well. Like some burger ads, they will use a flame torch to cook the outside only, but the entire beef patty is still raw, so it is hard and looks bigger/better. Ketchup coming out of the sides? it is applied like cosmetic using a applicator..,

Everything is just to look good. The food is usually not edible.
 

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