Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Best practices for lighting direction, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
Now in this chapter, it's all about lighting.…In this movie, we are going to explore finding the best direction for our light source.…The subject of light direction is quite different from what the quality of light…falling on the food will look like, but it's just as important, and the…combination of direction and quality will make your photo complete.…We've created a special studio environment for this chapter.…We have stripped away everything else so that we can just focus on the direction…of light and how it will behave on our food subject.…
Even though we do have some house lights here, we are going to dim them so…that we can focus on the photo lighting that we will be working with.…So, let's dim the house lights and then let's get started.…First thing I am going to do is spin our bulb around and what I'm working with,…as far as the light, is a Smith-Victor daylight-balanced bulb, 500 Watt. And…this comes in a lighting kit that has two of these kinds of lights, the stands,…all for about $100, so that you can get started with this fairly cheap.…
- 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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