Join Bill Robbins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a diffuse lighting setup, part of Learning Food and Drink Photography.
We're back in our shooting studio again, this time to look at the light…qualities of diffuse lighting.…We've already looked at the qualities of some basic specular lighting and have…seen how that could work in creating a certain look.…Remember, specular light is similar to the quality of direct sunlight, and now…we're going to look at diffuse light which has the general quality of a…cloudy or overcast day.…Diffuse lighting can be created many different ways.…One way is to take a specular light source and then modify it by placing some…type of diffusion material in front of the light.…
This modifier can be anything from a shower curtain to a commercially…produced diffusion material.…Yet another way to produce diffuse light is to turn the specular light source…away from the subject and bounce it into something, such as a wall or a…piece of foam core.…Now we have diffuse lighting created by indirect lighting.…So let's take a look at a couple of these options.…Now I've already brought in and framed up my strawberry strudel, and you can…
- 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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