Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Composing for the emotional style, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
As we continue looking at two different ways of approaching the creation of an…image, let's take a look at the emotional approach.…This approach gets the viewer to respond more to an emotion first, rather than…the graphic elements.…This could happen by the image conveying a feel for a time, a place, or…some type of memory.…In this image, the setting or environment helps create the emotional…response to the coffee.…So this was an image I saw in my head probably a month before I took this photograph.…
I was sitting on this bench, 8 o'clock in the morning, the sun was coming through…the trees, capturing the steam coming out of the coffee cup, and I thought, wow,…that's going to be a great photo.…So I came back a month later and shot this.…So this is completely created by a memory that I had.…In these next examples, we're responding to both the storytelling combined with…our senses of taste, smell, and hearing.…So taste, we taste the chocolates.…Smell, we can smell the coffee. And in hearing, we can hear the sizzle of the…
- 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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