Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating different looks with a salad, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
I'm working with Claire Stancer, our food stylist, to create a salad shot…that looks like it took place on a kitchen counter with some window light as our light source.…We're going to get two looks out of our salad, one that will be fairly static and…the other that'll have a little bit more call to action, a drizzle.…I've set up my lighting to capture a certain feel for the light, late-…afternoon direct light.…So let me go over what I've done with our lighting.…So I have a strobe light that's off camera over here to the left, and it's using…the direct head to give the feel of direct sunlight coming in on our countertop.…
So I've got a little stand in, and I'm just going to test the lighting right…now, one more time. And I'm looking at it to see what our lighting ratio looks…like, and I can see our light's a little bit harsh.…So I'm going to pull in a little fill card, and I'm going to use our mirrored…surface fill card and see how that works. Okay.…Okay, so that's a little bit of an overfill, a little bit hot, so I'm going to…
- 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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