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lastboltnut

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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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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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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...:bsmilie: 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

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...:bsmilie: 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!

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

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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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Hi Murcielago, I think we saw the same Jap program:) Thanks.

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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