Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Comparing graphic and emotional styles, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
When we start to compare the two different approaches, graphic or…emotional, there are certain attributes that help further define the two…directions and styles.…In these examples, two things immediately stand out: point of view and depth of field.…The overhead point of view lends itself for a more graphic approach, as it can…define shapes in a faster manner.…This is due in part to the flattening of the space from the point of view.…Depth of field in this example extends from the top surface of the subject…to the background, and although not critically sharp throughout, the focus is acceptable.…
On the other hand, the lower point of view in this image has a very shallow depth of field.…This point of view provides more depth, even though the depth of field is very shallow.…Using a shallow depth of field is a very good technique in helping the viewer…stay on point to what the main subject and emphasis is in our image.…We use the shapes and lighting in the background to help create a feel for the environment.…
- 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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