Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Composing graphic styled photos, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
In this chapter we're going to look at two ways of approaching the creation of an image.…One would be graphic, responding to design elements. Two, create an…emotional response.…We'll start in this movie by talking about the graphic approach.…In these examples of a graphic approach, you're first drawn in by the elements…of design, which may lead you to an emotional response.…We react to certain specific elements, which transfer to our senses.…They are color, line, shape, negative space, texture, and light.…
So let's take a look at these.…Let's talk about color first.…So in this example you can see the strawberries, which are red, draw you in…because of the overall color palette that I'm using in this photograph. So the…red draws the attention.…In this photograph of the salmon, the salmon contrasting against the white plate…draws you in. So these are really good examples of how the use of color can work for you.…Let's talk about the next element, line.…If we look at the line that the plate creates, it's very strong and it draws you…
- 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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