Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding props to a set, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
The topic of props for your food photos could be a whole course within itself.…There is so much to look at and talk about and take in when thinking about…props for your images.…I think this is also one of the more individual aspects of the food…photographer, your choice of props.…The question is, where do we start when thinking about where and what kind of…props do we want to use in our photo?…First of all, I'd want to define what we were talking about when we refer to props.…To me, it would cover the following: utensils, napkins, tablecloths, dishware…which covers all types of sizes and colors, and various types of glasses,…whether for water or drink, cooking utensils, condiment dispensers. On and on and on it goes.…
You can see by what we brought in here today, this is just an endless topic.…Where do these props come from, and do we have to buy them new?…The answer to that question is yes and no.…Some of the best props that you will have come down from your family,…things like this that I got from my family.…
- Understanding what makes a food photo appetizing
- Comparing emotional and graphic compositional styles
- Choosing the right camera
- Evaluating lens options
- Choosing light reflectors
- Finding creative backgrounds
- Creating specular and diffuse lighting setups
- Creating different looks for each dish
- Creating a chill effect for drinks
- Shooting on location at a restaurant
- Editing photos
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Two Flavors of Food Photography
2. Essential Gear
3. Lighting Techniques
4. Setting Up the Shot
5. Styling and Shooting Food
6. Staging and Shooting Drinks
7. Shooting at a Restaurant
8. Creative Shooting Techniques
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