Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing light reflectors, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
We included in our studio kit as one of our essentials reflector cards.…Now let's look a bit deeper into the subject.…We use reflectors to create spots of light or to highlight areas that may be too dark.…By using reflectors to fill the shadow side, it actually gives us much more…control over the look of the light.…We can create pools of light or tiny specks of light using various…reflector types of materials.…Mirrored reflectors reflect 100% of the light.…So let's look at this.…
So you can see that this is reflecting 100% of the pear back into the mirrored surface.…And here is an example of that mirrored surface as it would appear with the…lighting that we used in the studio.…You can see the highlight has a very hard look to it and the line separating the…highlight from the shadow side is very strong.…All right, in our next example, we are going to use a brush silver.…The brush silver will reflect anywhere from 50% to 70% of the light it…sees, but it's going to have a softer, more diffuse look compared to that mirrored surface.…
- 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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